Saturday, August 22, 2009
Avery's 3rd Birthday
Today was another milestone in my daughter's life.
Today was the day she did not turn three.
Her cousin, however, did, and this required cake and presents and singing and general adoration heaped upon...not Harlow.
The entire week before we tried to prep her, gently reminding her that she, too, would one day have a third birthday party, but I don't think she could hear me over the omnipresent ping pong battle of
Avery: My Birthday!
Harlow: MY Birthday!
It was not Harlow's birthday, despite her very loud, sobby insistence that it was while Avery blew out the candles on her cake. Fortunately some quick thinker shoved ice cream under her nose, and all was forgiven.
And because she is my daughter, I think I am beginning to understand my parents' institution of the un-birthday present when I was growing up. Lindsey turns four, Melissa gets a new Nancy Drew. The world continues to spin on its axis. I'm gonna try to avoid this technique for now, so...
So, Happy Birthday, Avery, and what's that? More ice cream, Harlow?