I don't know who's bright idea it was for my oldest and youngest children to have birthdays in the same week (oh yeah it was mine) but it is not a good thing for me emotionally. Every year for Wyatt is one year closer he is to being a grown man (only 5 years or so depending on his maturity level). Every year for Kasey marks the last time I experience that age with my own child. The terrible twos are almost a memory. The teenage years loom ahead. What an emotional roller coaster for me.