For the little guy who came into our lives five years ago today, here’s a tiny little poem. Love you and happy birthday, buddy.


Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar,

How I wonder what you are.

On and through our world you fly,

Barely saying ‘hi’ and ‘bye.’


Happy Birthday little Dar

How I wonder how you are

I can see how hard you try

Yet you watch the world go by


‘A, B, C, D, E, F, G’

This, your brother sings to me

‘Baa baa black sheep’ he can do

While we wonder if you’ll, too


Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar

Five years old, today you are.

On and through our world you fly,

Barely saying ‘hi’ and ‘bye.’


I’d heard Mozart wrote this song

When his hair was five years long

Thank God for the Web today

This song’s truth is clicks away


French-penned back when M was five,

M helped at age twenty-five

Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar

20 years to find your star


Five years old feels like a bar

Got to bring you up to par

I know all the work is hard

I know you’ve come very far


Twinkle, twinkle, our rock star

Soon you won’t be “little Dar”

Half a decade, you’re a boy

So to speak, please don’t be coy


Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar

Do I love you how you are?

Screaming, crying like a banshee

Making Mom and me so antsy


Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar

Such a gentle soul you are

Stimming, toys, and watching trees

Happy just to feel the breeze


Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar

Sweetness, smiles and love, you are

What’s the thought behind your eyes?

Lucy’s diamonds in the skies?


Twinkle, twinkle, little Dar

I DO love you how you are

Happy birthday little guy

Let’s try more than ‘hi’ and ‘bye.’