As I guessed, Evan is trying to milk this birthday for all that it is worth. He wants to pick what we do at the waterpark because either: a)he is 5 now, or b)it has been "a long time" since his birthday (since I pointed out that birthday picking privileges had been extended and are now over). I am sure that he will use any reason that he thinks will win approval. He knows a good thing when he sees it and he's not ready to give up these special privileges just yet.
He did go on a "shopping spree" with some of his birthday money earlier in the week. He has been talking about wanting a teddy bear for a few weeks now and that is what he chose to buy. I think that this talk started when he had a teddy bear tea party at school and he couldn't find a suitable teddy bear to take. He took his puppy, and seemed fine with that, but then the "teddy talk" began. He ended up getting a panda bear, with a little encouragement from Mom, which he named Evan. He also calls it "Teddy" and "Panda". Today he told me that he wants to go back to the store and get another panda so that Teddy can have a panda friend. Apparently we need same-species friends in this house. Although, that hasn't been an issue for Monkey or Puppy. Hmmm ....
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