if growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, not me.

16 Jul

This evening, my best friend, let’s call her J, sent me this mobile photo

with the following caption:

“Pinata for baby’s future princess bday parties!”

I, of course, responded with, “OMG!!!!! LOVE it!! Well, Sunday is her 3 month bday–let’s throw a celebration!”

This is the exact conversation that followed:

J: “OMG 3 months already wowwwww i can’t believe it! Just yesterday it was her 3 DAY Bday!!!!!!”

Me: “You’re telling me!!! OK, seriously though, for our bbq in a few weeks, can we get a pinata?”

J:”Best idea ever!!!!!!!!!”

And this, my friends, is when I realize that I may talk the mommy talk, and walk the mommy walk,

but I am so not even close to being a grown-up.

And, let me just add, that this is also when I realize that my daughter is so lucky to have the most fun group of aunts and uncles in the entire world.

I’m just sayin’.

I may still be nothing more than a big kid, posing as a grown-up parent,

But, it’s kind of nice, this way.

My daughter and I can grow up together.

I can teach her how in our family, we celebrate a birthday each month, even as we get older.

I can teach her that you don’t need a special occasion to have a pinata.

I can teach her that a birthday is not a birthday without massive amounts of sweets.

And, most importantly, I can teach her that there are some friends who are more like family, and how that is the sweetest treat of all.


8 Responses to “if growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, not me.”

  1. Kristin July 17, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    I’m convinced we’re all just big kids posing as grown-ups. 🙂 This post made me smile, thank you.

    Happy 3-month bday EVE-day to your special leetle one!

    • mommyeverafter July 17, 2010 at 10:47 am #

      Thank you so! Time to break out the party hats and pinatas!


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