Well. Here’s it is. My oldest baby turns ten today. I don’t feel sorrow when it comes to my kids’ birthdays, I mean, I certainly miss those days of sitting on my lap for comfort and sweet baby feet and never, ever being embarrassed of their Mom. But I love watching their personalities emerge. I adore watching these sweet little people turn into big sweet people and I love getting to know them. Every day it feels like something new. Each year, on their birthdays, it just feels like we are doing exactly what birthdays are for, celebrating their amazing lives, the gifts that they are. The love we share. GAH. It’s so beautiful.
As usual, we conducted our birthday interview last night. I hope you enjoy it.
Hi baby girl. Hello.
How are you? Good
What’s tomorrow? My birthday
How old will you be turning? Ten
Are you excited? Yes.
How excited? Very very very excited.
Have you celebrated your birthday a little bit already? Yes, we had a family birthday party. I got an iPod and I started gymnastics.
Are you excited about both of these things? Yes, I started gymnastics last night. You enjoyed it? Yes.
Do you like being a big sister? Sorta.
What don’t you like about it? I have to share a room with Noah. I have to be more responsible. Unlike Clara.
What do you like about being a big sister? I get to boss people around.
What do you like most about Noah, between you and me? Nothing. (insert Mom glare) He’s funny.
What do you like most about Eli? He doesn’t scream a lot like Clara does.
What do you like most about Clara? She’s cute.
What’s your favorite season? Summer Why? because it’s a break from school.
What’s your favorite thing about school? Going home. And seeing friends.
What’s your favorite fruit to eat? oooh apples. How many do you have a day? three. at least
What’s your favorite vegetable? Green beans. But really corn on the cob.
Sometimes you become obsessed with things, can you name three things you are obsessed with these days? One Direction, weather and states and capitals.
What’s the capital of Maine? Augusta.
And Maryland? Annapolis
And what about South Carolina? Columbia.
What’s your favorite state? MASSACHUSETTS.
Why? Because it’s awesome.
Have you been there? No.
What do you love most about your Mommy? She’s awesome because she got me an iPod, she got me into gymnastics, she makes dinner every night and tells Noah to stop being rough with Eli and Clara.
What’s your favorite color? Green
Do you like shoes? YES.
What are your plans for your birthday? My two friends are staying over night.
Final question. What do you want to be when you get older? A waiter, a singer, a babysitter or a cashier.
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