I'm so sorry about yesterday, buddy. Is there anything more depressing than your entire family being struck down by a stomach virus on your sixth birthday? I think not. At least you had enough strength to open your presents.
But today at school you get to share Ninjabread Men with your classmates.
And tonight we will make up for yesterday's birthday dinner of oatmeal and dry toast with your favorite dinner of tomato soup and grilled cheese (Daiya cheese for your big sister.)
Wishing you a wonderful, healthy year of being six, Eli. I love you.