Today, would have been his sixth birthday. The following is one of my favorite memories with him, and it occurred just one week before the accident. I am beyond thankful for that weekend that will always be remembered as the “weekend before”.
Aiden: Will you play with me? I’ll be Captain America and you be Batman.
Me: Of course! But, if I’m Batman am I the bad guy?
Aiden: (Shocked and slightly disgusted look on his face) Ummmmm, what do you think? Batman is a GOOD guy. We’re both GOOD GUYS. Duh.
Me: That’s true, but Batman definitely has some darkness in him.
Aiden: Oh geez. That doesn’t maaaaaattttttter, he did good things and didn’t let the darkness control him. Duh. Now let’s play!
Me: You’re a really smart kid you know that?
Aiden: Yeeeeeesssss, I know that. Let’s PLAY!
And then we spent the next hour shooting Nerf darts at each other and random targets around the house. It was one of the best hours of my life.