... even when you are old!






As I am writing this, I have just eaten a piece of my 40th Birthday cake. I know, some of you are going to tell me that 40 is not old. Some may say 40 is ancient. I'll admit, 40 is not as old as it use to be!

As a family, we have been building up to "Mama's Birthday." The big race to the finish started about a week and a half ago when I got a new laptop computer from the FedEx guy. Actually, it was from Prince Charming, but it came in the FedEx guy's chariot. The prince and princess have been full of excitement about what we could do for my birthday. What we could eat? When are we going to make the cake, etc.

Some of the best laughs came over the course of the last 3 days.

On Friday, UPS brought a package from my brother and one from my mother. I had instructions not to open the one from my mother until my birthday. Brother gave no such instructions, so it was all about the packing peanuts. Inside was a set of plastic flamingo lawn ornaments in my college colors. We promptly set them up in the yard and returned to the house to play with the boxes. Remember how much we liked this box and this box? When we went out again, the princess claimed them as her "pets."

Later in the day, we had a discussion like this:
        Prince: Why can't you open the other box?
        Me: Because my mama told me not to open it until my birthday.
        Prince: She's not the boss of you any more.

The next day, the prince was outside with Prince Charming. The princess was busy putting my shoes into empty boxes and telling me "Happy Birthday Mama." It's the thought that counts.  Anyway, at one point, we had this conversation:    
        Princess: Mama, how old are you going to be on your birthday?
        Me: Too old.
        Princess: Really. chuckles How old are you going to be?
        Me: 15
        Princess: That's doesn't look right. I'm going to say 14.
I'm going to be so sad when she learns to count past 12.

Which brings us to today:
We were eating cake and, since I already opened all the presents earlier, I jokingly said,
         "Is it time for presents?" 
         To which the prince replied to me, "You forgot to buy them, didn't you?"



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The grass is green. It’s good to be

date Tuesday, September 28, 2010

6 comments to “Birthdays Can Still Be Fun ...”

  1. Jenilee
    September 28, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    she's not the boss of you anymore! lol that is too cute! funny how we still listen to our moms! :)

  1. Wendi
    September 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Happy Birthday! I am celebrating "38" today...I hope you enjoy your new laptop :)

  1. Berry Patch
    September 28, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Too cute! I love your daughter's answer about age. LOL I have an aunt who convinced her son for year's she was only 29. Even when she was about 40 I think. LOL We were told NEVER to tell him the truth. Ha! I think he's figured it out by now though. ;-)

  1. Kelly
    September 28, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Happy Birthday! My husband's birthday was yesterday and we are both right there with you (although we have a few years before 40). I don' think 40 is old. My husband's grandmother is 77 and she definitely doesn't look or act old so 40 can't be old!

  1. Debbie
    September 28, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Happy Birthday! I love that she is not the boss of you anymore!

  1. Melinda
    September 29, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Precious! Oh my - I laughed so hard! "She's not the boss of you anymore!" - now that's a classic!

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