Mine, that is!
Today is my birthday and that means it is the most fabulous day of the year. For me, that is. I get to eat cake all day (with the calories that DO NOT count!), stuff myself full of Chinese food, enjoy a beer (or several) and watch John Cusack movies aaaaaaaaaall night. What could be better!?
When I was little my mom would tell me that I should be buying HER presents for MY birthday, since she was the reason I was born in the first place. I, in turn, would tell her that she should then buy ME Mother’s Day presents, since I was the one who made her a mother. It was our little routine.
Now that I am older and have a child of my own I can see a semi-serious side to what she said. When I think about Sabine’s first birthday, and all the birthdays that will come after that, I realize that they will be a as much of a celebration for me as they are for her. She will be happy to be older, inching towards school, bikes with no training wheels, later bedtimes, DRIVING (!!!), etc. I will be happily thinking back on her very firstest birthday … her birth day … and how blessed we have become since that time.
My mom is in town for my birthday. She always is. As a greedy only child I can demand silly things like that. I think today I will pick her up a little something. Maybe some flowers. Or a card. And let her know how much she means to me and how, now that I have my very own daughter, I can see how birthdays honor more than just the person with the presents who is getting older.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO ME! And my Mommy. 🙂