Yesterday was Mimi’s birthday. When I woke her up by softly singing “Happy Birthday” to her she got a huge grin on her face and started to glow with happiness. She had been counting down the days until it was her special day and was so excited that it had finally arrived. (Quite frankly, so was I. The countdown would finally end!)
When I asked her how it felt to suddenly be another year older, she reminded me that she wouldn’t actually be fifteen until 11:33 which was still five hours away. (Apparently she hasn’t quite run with the idea of celebrating the entire day yet!) I wished her a Happy Birthday anyways as she scurried off to school.
Mimi came home even more excited about her birthday than she had been in the morning. (I honestly didn’t think that was possible) She was bursting with all sorts of things she needed to tell us about. The most prominent thing being that she was suddenly smarter than she was way back when she was merely fourteen.
It seems that she was in math, struggling to understand an equation when suddenly one of Mimi’s friends pointed out that it was 11:33 and that she was officially fifteen. They did a small happy dance and (at a glare from her teacher) settled back down to studying. Mimi took another look at her work and immediately grasped how to figure out her math problem. This was, quite obviously, proof that advancing a year in age made her smarter. (Don’t even try to convince her otherwise…she won’t believe it!) Now, all of Mimi’s friends have plans to test how much smarter they become on their birthdays! (Hmmm….we won’t even begin to talk about what a genius I must be at my advanced age!)
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!! We love you bunches!
I was going to put a picture of the birthday girl here, but apparently my disk is full (???) and I can’t download any. Sigh… Where is that computer-fixer-guy I live with anyways???