Tuesday, April 08, 2008
29 years ago today...
I have had some bad birthdays.
I am sure the day I was born might have been slightly traumatic, but I don't remember it. I had some bad bad bad stomach flu when I was 8 years old. Then my birthdays were pretty good for a while. At age 26 I was way too pregnant, begging my midwives to please get the baby out. They tried the next day but were unsuccessful at breaking my water...so I had to wait another week. Last year I had terrible strep throat.
In general, birthdays can go in the good category or bad. Today was probably my first middle and bending a little towards bad birthdays. I'm not going to lie. It was because I had to spend my day with my toddler. She and I are exactly the same so we love each other and we hate each other. I have said it before, and it hasn't changed, and I am hoping that it will...that we will have more love and less hate one day. She made me play too many puzzles today...so I think on her birthday next week I am going to force her to sit down and watch like 7 Oprah's in a row.
She was also generally sour, cranky and tantrummy today and prohibited me from sleeping in and reading, the two things that I truly wanted to do this morning. So, tomorrow I am going to have a birthday re-do. I am going to savor the few hours that I have to myself while toddler is at school. I think there will be shopping and lunching involved, and just a quick little consultation at the endodontist where I will get my reading in while I inevitably wait for my appointment. One thing I will give Lil Sis is that her gift to me was being accident-free for about 1 month. She actually had her first quite random accident yesterday, and I am just going to pretend that it didn't happened and that she is officially potty trained as her bestest birthday present to me!
I also want to thank my DH for the awesome new (much needed) video camera and beautiful full-length mirror for our bedroom. I also love the anthropologie shirt that my mom sent to me. Thanks to everyone else who called, emailed and sent me cards and gifts. I felt the love today on my most depressing of birthdays. Seriously, 29 is probably one of the worst numbers to turn ever. Now I have a countdown to 30!!!!!!!