I didn't expect to be a little sad this morning. Yesterday was fine. It's just that today the boys are 6, and we spent so much time teaching them how to answer the question "how old are you?" with "5."
I didn't have any presents wrapped and ready for them because they don't care. We have presents for them. They just weren't ready for first thing this morning. I should have had them ready because maybe then I'd be a little less blue.
But what will make the boys most happy on their birthday is to have nothing be different at all. No fuss, no muss. Just an ordinary day.
Last night I got Valentines ready for their classmates. They couldn't care less about trading Valentines with their class, but I want the other kids to receive Valentines and candy from Zack and AJ. I feel it's important to keep them involved in the activities in the class as much as possible. Aliza helped me get them all together.
Preparing traditions and celebrations around them and behind their backs while they are oblivious is a little sad.
Luckily today is a busy day and I won't have time to dwell on it. I may need an extra shot of espresso in my Caribou this morning though.
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