Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Maybe I'm Amazed
June 28: "Is it here yet, Mama?"
"No, not yet. Today's your party, though."
June 29: "Is it today?"
June 30: "I'm never gonna be five. Only four all the time.
Everybody's five but me."
"Sighhhh. . ."
July 1: "Mama?" (Pointing at the calendar)
"Yes, it's finally here!"
Happy birthday, little Tater. Today's your day! Tonight it's hot dogs and cupcakes and some serious pinata bustin'. I can't believe you're five! I know for you it's been an excruciating wait, but for me and your dad it feels like we were just smelling your feathery, chocolate-brown newborn hair and then we blinked and now we're here! We love you---you'll be our Baby Nate 'til you're 80.