Always being able to breathe

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My oldest son won’t turn five until July. He’s been desperate to turn five since he turned four. He’s been excited for kindergarten for a year. He is strong willed, stubborn, and will negotiate fiercely for what he wants. He’s also kind, sensitive, and aware that he is luckier than many — two parents who adore him, a brother who (mostly) adores him, and a house full of toys, food, books, and love. He is aware that there are kids who live…