"What life expects of us is that we celebrate." — José Eduardo Agaulusa, The Book of Chameleons Today is Cinco de Mayo Day. For Mexicans it's a celebration of historic significance and culture. Commemorating a military victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on this day in 1862, the events focus on everything from cuisine to music, and take place in countries the world over. For my Canadian family, however, there is another awesome reason to celebrate May 5. Three years ago, our daughter and her husband welcomed a son on this day. Of German-Irish-Czech lineage — a tow-headed treasure with sparkling azure eyes— he's as physically removed from the swarthy Latin aesthetic as you can get. Regardless, when it came time for our Little Mister's first birthday, his mom incorporated the Mexican holiday into the theme with sombreros to wear and piñatas to burst. This little dude isn't the only May celebrant in our brood, however. Our younger
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