Happy Birthday to my favorite six and seven-year-olds! (And yes, they are EXACTLY one year apart, and no, I didn’t have C-sections!) It seems like this was just yesterday. I can’t stop you from growing. So instead, I guess I’ll do my best to be mindful on the ride. Please keep voting!
Dear Number 7, Tonight is the last night I held you as a three-year-old. And I’m sad. You won’t have any recollection of this, but when we read a story before you went to bed, I let you sit in my lap just a little bit longer than usual. I couldn’t kiss you enough. The skin on […]
Three years ago, unbeknownst to me, Number 4 invited her entire bus as well as her class over for her birthday party. I had told her we weren’t having a party that year. I had tried to explain to her that having a party every year wasn’t a basic need, and that while our family […]
Happy Birthday Number 3. You are my Renaissance man. Ridiculously talented in so many ways. Sometimes you drive me to the brink of insanity. I think it’s because you don’t really comprehend how talented and amazing you are. My hope for you is that someday you truly understand this about yourself. You saved my life ten years […]
1 year Don’t have a party. Your kid won’t remember. And you will spend most of your time trying to keep him or her awake when it is nap time or bed time. You don’t need to waste time making an Elmo cake from scratch or waste money on party decorations and food and booze […]
Yesterday was Number 4’s birthday. If you remember last year, I suprised her with a special day. Yesterday she asked me if we were going to have another spa day and if I was going to pick her up early. I told her that I wasn’t. That we would celebrate when she got home. She […]