My daughter, Sweet Pea, is four years old today. When she busted into our bedroom at 7AM, she informed us that today is her birthday– you know, in case we weren’t sure.
Me: Weren‘t you just a baby yesterday? When did you become four years old?
Sweet Pea: At 7:00!
She then asked us why she wasn’t big. Do you remember wanting to know the same thing when you were little? I do. Every year on my birthday, I would wake up bummed that I wasn’t taller, or disappointed that I didn’t feel older.
I still don’t notice physical change so much. I never seem to notice until after it has happened. The scars we have accumulated fade when we’re not looking and the wrinkles pop up when we’re not paying attention. I have, however, noticed that I haven’t been as preoccupied with checking for my own changes because I’m too busy witnessing all the changes in my kids. And the changes are happening, fast.
On this day, Sweet Pea’s 4th birthday, my wish is for everything to stay the way it is now–forever. But I don’t get a wish today, it’s not my birthday. I wonder if I can somehow con Sweet Pea into using my wish? She won’t though. She’ll wish for an Ariel costume or a Beauty and The Beast DVD.
I’ll just have to save my wish for my birthday. But don’t tell anyone, because then it won’t come true.
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Happy Birthday Sweet Pea (aka my mailbox code, thank goodness)! I cannot believe Mommy didn't mention your birthday cake, but I know all your wishes will come true, and so will Mommy's – there is so much love in your land. Birthday hugs and kisses xo
I tell my girl every year she can't get older……….. But Mommmmmmmmmmmmmmm I have to. So I tell her I'll get over it. This year (the whole hand)I told her she can't be six. She told me I'll get over it. Brat……..
Happy Birthday to your little (big) one.
Happy Birthday to little Sweet Pea! We ended up with a referral for a girl just slightly younger than Sweet Pea, but we got her at 17 months.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, because I went a little loopy during our "wait" I read sooo many blogs, BUT is this the same family that might've joked about naming their child "Fling Poo"??? I'm just sayin'…quite memorable and funny! My hubby couldn't stop laughing at that one..jealous 😉
Happy birthday Sweet Pea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have a wonderful mommy.
Hazel M. Wheeler says
You 'friended me' on Dramapedia, and of course I will accept. Just had to tell you that Sweet Pea and my Kiddo share the same exact birthday; he turned four last Sunday too. Cool beans.. I love your blog.