finn is 8

some snapshots of this child i LOVE.

1.
siobhán: i wish we could have a family reunion.
finn: you mean like with the whole family?
siobhán: yeah!
finn: since the beginning of time?
siobhán: yes!!
finn: then that includes our dinosaur ancestors!!

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grandmama: happy birthday finn!
finn: it’s not just the anniversary of my birth.
grandmama: no?
finn: it’s also the day i brought the carnivores to the green trench.

(and later)

finn: none of my classmates believe me, but i was adopted by dinosaurs long long ago.

(for the record, i believe this is as true as it can be)

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finn, at dinner: since the last time you visited me i discovered i’m nonbinary.

me (practicing non attachment, acting cool): awesome. so what should i say – he, she, they?

finn: he. and she. but i can’t use the girls’ bathroom at school cause they have gender segregation. so silly.

(none of the adults around finn remember this phrase being used before)

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finn, upon opening the ninjago temple of airjitsu lego set:

oh my god i ALWAYS wanted this since i first heard about it!!!

(maybe two months ago?)

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finn recently returned from an epic road trip out west. at his birthday party, he announced: the lego set says ages 14+, but i won’t be here when i am 14 because we are moving to california.

the adults all looked at each other in surprise at this unveiled new future.

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i love this child who speaks in declarations, who obsesses over games, who deeply loves her sisters and is in touch with his inner dinosaur.

happy birthday finn!!

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