9 years, 6 months.
You turned 9 and a half this week, during the time which was supposed to be your last week of 3rd grade.
It was sad yesterday as I drove to your school to pick up all your belongings from your teachers. The closest thing to closure you had for finishing 3rd grade was some Zoom calls with your class.
The tragedy is that, as I predicted last fall, 3rd grade would be your favorite by far. It is unfortunate it had to be cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But we still have each other and we still have our health. And we continue to still make life fun!