Happy Birthday To Me!

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As the years roll by birthdays have a tendency to blur together and some of the excitement gets deflated. For me that is the case at least. Sharing a birthday with a little child, however, can make it fresh and exciting again.

Take my birthday, for instance. It’s today. Last night after the kids went to bed I was reading. Around 10PM I hear my daughter Ava (4 years old) get up. In her half-asleep state she told me, “We coloured cards for your birthday! Can we give them to you  now?”.
Me ~ “My birthday tomorrow so let’s open them in the morning.”
Ava ~ “Okay”

Doesn’t 5:00AM roll around and I hear a little girlie up and ready for the day. This is early even for her. Daddy went to see if he could get her back to sleep but apparently it was a no go because 15 minutes later she came bounding into my bed with the biggest hugs and “Happy birthday, Mommy! Can we give you your cards now?”.

When Daddy went to leave for work at 6:30AM she was crestfallen. “But Daddy, you have to stay home for our dance party and to bake a cake!”. I have to admit, despite the early morning her enthusiasm was and is contageous and I’m actually a little excited that it’s my birthday today. This is definitely one of my favourite years to celebrate my birth.

Do you have a special birthday story? I’d love to hear it.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. Happy Birthday!

    Hope your day was as wonderful as you are!

    I can't even remember my last birthday, as we were all getting ready for Emma's first birthday… when you have birthdays close to your children, they seem to become null and void.

    But the year before that, my husband and 2 sons took me out to Montana's for a great supper… only it was my due date and they were watching me expectantly the whole day – "Is it time? Is the baby coming now?" The waitress heard this, and looked nervous. I was extremely uncomfortable as my skin felt stretched to it's limits. And I believe I was over emotional by this point as well. No baby came out during supper, to my youngest son's disappointment. But it was funny.

  2. Happy Belated birthday~ It is so true that the little one remembers and get excited about something "special". Surely she is happy for your day~

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