She’s five today. And believe me when I say she has been waiting a whole year for this. She has been talking about this for months, had the cake she wanted picked out last October. Not kidding. This girl is serious about her birthday.
Yesterday I took her shopping for all her birthday party stuff. She was walking on air all day, so silly, sweet, and unusually cooperative. That happiness poured into today. She must have said, “it’s my birthday today” a million times. It was her answer to anything I asked her to do or not to do.
So mayst thou live, dear! many years,
In all the bliss that life endears,…
~Thomas Hood, “To My Daughter, On Her Birthday”
Happy Birthday, my sweet girl!