The house smells delicious this morning. There are steamy brews competing with the November mist and ribbons of silver jumping around with the cats. The family refuses to believe that their little girl is growing older. And the little girl, on her part, is pleased she will always remain one as far as Mamma, Papa and Nana Nani are concerned. Even R, for that matter, does a good job of babysitting her when she’s feeling particularly irritable.
Though there’s a lot on the platter now, I think today, we should let her steal some moments for herself (read sport that new dress, some lip gloss and those made-to-kill earrings that she’s recently acquired). Add to it some moments with the people who matter and a whopping meal or two.
After all, today is her happy birthday.