Just like Christmas and New Year’s, Lola’s birthday was simple, quiet (until the sugar kicked in) and low-key. While I always envisioned throwing over-the-top birthday bashes for my kids – in which I’m sure I will someday – I want them to learn birthdays are about celebrating life and reflecting upon another year of achievements. The status quo seems to be “bigger is better”, but we prefer simplistic and meaningful and that’s precisely what Lola’s birthday was this year.
Sure she received presents and we sang ‘Happy Birthday’ ten thousand times and she ate an ungodly amount of sugar, but more than all of that, we showered her with kisses, hugs and so much love. Maybe as she gets older she’ll prefer to have an MTV-style Sweet Sixteen Party every year, but for now, she is still happy with spending her special day with Mom and Dad.
And Facebook too.
Because our child has reached a celebrity-like status…watch our Suri Cruise!
Lola received countless birthday wishes through wall posts and messages, texts were sent, songs sang and so much more. Yet unlike being at a celebrity status because of ridiculously rich and famous parents – come on Mega Millions – our daughter was showered with this love because she is such a uniquely special little girl. Thank you everyone for taking the time out of your day to send your wishes and love. While she may not understand just yet what all of those words mean – and I read every last one to her – she will someday.
And now today is my due date to have our second child. We are eager with anticipation to welcome this little person into our lives, but with the treacherous weather…I don’t blame him or her for wanting to stay inside where it’s safe and warm. But since we are in the celebrating birthday mood, it would be OK if the appearance was made sooner than later. Until then we’ll enjoy the snow and our final moments as a family of three.