My sweet girl. Where did the time go? I really can’t believe she is about to turn five years old. I say this all the time but I hadn’t really factored in her growing up so quickly before my eyes! Tomorrow she is turning five and entering Kindergarten in the fall. Wow.
A couple of days ago I asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner. The conversation went something like this:
Pumpkin, what do you want for dinner on your birthday?
Well, I mean what do you want to eat for dinner, not dessert.
OK, great! Chocolate cupcakes for dessert. We can do that. Now what do you want to eat for dinner?
Chocolate and pancakes and waffles.
Well, I can’t make pancakes because we don’t have any more flour (we are moving next week) and we can’t go out to breakfast on your birthday because I have to work but we can definitely go out to breakfast on the weekend so you can get pancakes or waffles.
So, what do you want for dinner then– before the cupcakes?
Salad and cucumbers. (Huh? That’s odd.)
That’s all? Just salad and cucumbers?
Salad and cucumbers and chocolate cake.
Oh, yes, chocolate cake but do you want anything else with dinner?
Salad and cucumbers.
Do you want pizza?
No, just salad and cucumbers.
She totally said that. I kid you not. And the strangest part? She doesn’t even really like salad!!! I asked her again the following day and again she said she just wanted salad and cucumbers. I’m thinking she’s thinking it’s a small meal that she can scarf down quickly to get to the cake. Not sure.
I just snuck in her room and decorated it for her birthday. I want to surprise her when she wakes up. I am feeling a bit guilty that I don’t have the time to throw her a big party but it’s been just too hectic with the move. I think she’ll get a kick out of all the balloons. I tried to find helium but no luck. She’ll find these fun nonetheless. Love my sweet big girl!