I never knew until I became a parent that birthdays are exhausting. Is it just me? I had another daughter’s birthday on Tuesday, the 23rd. My two girls have birthdays within two days. It is a happy month for them, but a hectic month for me.
I made cupcakes on the night before my first daughter’s 6th birthday. I stayed up late to bake and brought the cakes to her class early in the morning on her actual birthday. I got a permission to let her classmates put icing and sprinkles on their own cupcakes during the class. It was interesting to see different personalities just by seeing how they decorate their own cupcakes.
My daughter absolutely loved the attention. She had been very excited about her birthday since October and finally the day came. She could not be happier when her classmates sang a birthday song for her and to see her glowing smile on her face blew away my fatigue.
Dear my monkey daughter, I hope you enjoyed the cupcake celebration with your friends! I’m sorry that I’m not strong enough to give you a birthday party this year. I hope you understand. I love birthday parties, so I promise, I’ll be better next year… I am ecstatic that you turned 6. It is a big number because 6 is closer to ten than it is to zero.