A little know fact about me:
And not just in the sense that I like to throw my children elaborate birthday parties, but that I also expect my birthday party to be just as elaborate (I know, bratty right?). I just love birthdays so much!! They're a celebration of that person and that day is a day to let them know that they are loved!
So pretty much from the dawn of my first birthday I have not so subtly hinted (starting in about August) that my birthday is coming and that YOU should ALL be PREPARED to MAKE ME FEEL SPECIAL!!!
But for some reason this year was different. In fact, I was dreading the coming of the "Big day". I will admit I have been lying about my age since I was about 19. Not because I wanted to be younger, but because that's when I got married. I didn't want people to judge me for being married so young. Then just after my 20th birthday my son came. Then I really didn't want people to know just how young I was. So I lied. I told everyone I was 25. That's right, 25. Seems like a good age to be with a kid, and then two kids... But this year I turned 26. A year older than the age I lied about for so long. So that makes me.... really... old.
Maybe not as old as my father who will be doubling my age in November :)
However, I will have you all know that my husband and sister did an amazing job at easing me into my new found year.
Mr. R made me laugh until I cried by getting me one of these:
And my sister let me share the day with her beautiful one-year-old daughter. (She even got me roses, ROSES!! HOW NICE IS THAT?!?!)
In reality 26, is not old at all, despite the new found wrinkles, and going to school with teenagers, I am 26 and fabulous. :)