"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

364 Days

Until my next birthday.
(Insert deep sigh of relief)

Because the only thing around her that's better than my birthday is Mother's Day.
So you can imagine.

In light of the land mine that is a birthday, Josh and I make ours non-events. Nothing but a cake (and me sneaking out to a nice lunch with Josh. But Princess doesn't really need to know about that- does she). Princess's birthday is in two months, so to deflect, a few days ago I asked her if she had decided about her birthday cake. She had. Care Bears. I have no idea why.  But anyway.

The evening before my birthday, Josh assigned each of the children Cake Jobs, and they started baking. Princess came up to me and said,

I changed my mind. I want cupcakes.
That's fine, honey. You think about it, and I'll ask you for a For Sure in a couple of weeks.
I want cupcakes.
No problem. You have a couple weeks to think about it.
No. That will be too late.
Because your birthday is tomorrow.

She had "changed her mind" about MY cake.
Of course.

Princess, I'm having a rectangle cake.
But Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii waaaaaaaaaaaaaant cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupcaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakes!!!
Oh. Well. You can want cupcakes all you like, Princess.

Here is where I stopped and Josh intervened.
Here is where Princess was sent to bed.
It was her bedtime, anyway.


  1. Oh the joys of having attachment problems on your birthday. Not. Thank you for reminding me that I will be in Orlando for my birthday. Can we go there for Mother's Day?

    So glad Josh took over.

  2. You can come to Utah for Mother's day!


  3. Well if you are going to Utah then you better plan a few days with me in Idaho! Its a short drive. Seriously....that would be SO much fun!

    LOL, NOW, I can, LOL. I can't tell you how many birthdays and Mother's Days I have agonized through...well, actually I can, exactly,....not that that matters. My point is that I have drastically lowered my expectations, so that way when anything delightful DOES happened, its like a little miracle. Just for me. On my birthday (or Mother's Day). *big sparkle smile*

  4. Happy (belated) Birthday!! I also keep my birthday and Mother's day low-key. I've also decided it's important to give myself presents and treats, without feeling guilt. I do the same for Christmas.

    Take care of yourself! Hugs and prayers,

    Mary in TX