So said my mother when I told her that I was not going to interrupt Mike’s dissertation writing schedule just because my birthday happens to fall on my day off. (I might make him eat Chinese food and see Moneyball, because even if it’s not a national holiday, it is still his wife’s birthday, right?)
Last night I told Zoe that she should wish me a happy birthday when she woke up today, and she said, “It’s your birthday! It’s gonna be crazy!” Seriously. That is what my two-and-a-half year old said at supper last night, in between alternating bites of pork chop and strawberry yogurt (she has a very refined palate.)
So, if you define crazy as, “browsing around Main street in Litchfield, having coffee and a cookie at Cricket Meadow Tea, watching Parenthood during what you hope is a nice, long nap time, and possibly squeezing in a trip to the grocery store before dinner and a movie”, then yes: it’s gonna be crazy.
But mostly, it’s going to be a cozy day with my daughter and evening with my husband, with an abundance of baked goods and some presents. And I am going to love it.
What are your favorite birthday activities or traditions?
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