Project Chickens before the Eggs – Lesson 199 – Our chick – Logan has a birthday

Fourteen years ago today, a new little chick entered our flock.

Logan was a robust baby who despite a few harrowing moments after birth decided to show everyone exactly who was in charge. He inhaled. He breathed. We knew he was going to be fine.

An incredibly bright light, Logan is drawn to the beauty of Mathematics often using phrases that delight him and which make me wonder if we are even speaking the same language.

He has a sense of humor that when tapped explodes into a cascading river of laughter. There is no better sight in the world than Logan, tears running down his face – a result of the effort – and collapsed from a joke well told.

Seafood is okay as long as it’s Swedish Fish, mashed potatoes can’t be too smooth, in fact let’s just skip the potatoes and instead ladle on the Mac and Cheese. Defense from zombies is worthy of late night discussion and a smooth rock in the hand holds eternal magic.

And now Logan is 14 years old. He’s grown straight and with determination. His heart beats strong and the depth of his human capacity is awe-inspiring.

We just knew he was going to be fine.



Filed under All things chickens, Project Chickens before the Eggs, Teaching kids, The Family, The kids

4 responses to “Project Chickens before the Eggs – Lesson 199 – Our chick – Logan has a birthday

  1. Kim

    this is beautiful! Oh to have a mother who can write about you so touchingly, and in a way that helps you know yourself.

  2. Wendy,
    I echo Kim’s comment.
    You have inspired me to write something as lyrical and loving for my own daughter. What treasures – your son and your words.
    Happy Birthday, Logan!

  3. Happy Birthday Logan! There is no person I know who could better be in your situation–three older brothers and two younger sisters. You are artful in negotiations, blend in well when need be and state your opinions only when you have absolutely decided its the right thing to do. We need more people like you, and no doubt when you finish being a chick, you will be an awesome rooster!

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