This one is from Denise (Dizedd) from California...
This morning, I went into Janet's room to wake her up, singing hula songs loudly[she just got new hula girl sheets on monday, and I have been torturing her with morning hula dances since then :)]
"No, Mom, stop. Shut up!", she said as she woke up, trying to pull the blanket back over her head.
"Janet, you can't tell me to shut up today. It's my birthday! I get to sing as loud as I want. ALOHA EEE, ALOHA III..."
"No, Mom.", she moaned.
"Then get up.", I said.
Next, I went into Scarlett's room. She was already awake, and grinning about her sister's loud annoyance with me.
"Guess what Scarlett? It's my Happy Birthday today!"
She nods her head-yes, she remembers. Grandma's coming over tonight, and we'll have cake. Annika's coming later too, and THAT means that she gets to stay up late and watch a movie while Annika and Mom visit on the back patio, yeah!
"Do I look older today?", I ask, teasing.
She nods her head again, most definately, yes-Mom DOES look older today.
She doesn't lie, either. I must remember to never ask her this question ever again. I scoot over to the bathroom mirror to look for unusual 'puffiness' that might explain her percieving me as looking OLDER, but nope, it's no more puffy then usual-I just look older, appartently.
Happy Birthday to me :)
Kid's lucky she can't talk, or I'd be pestering her all day...
Do I look 33? Or do I look more like 29? Do I look older than 33? But I don't look older than 35, right? I'm ok with looking my age, I just don't want to look older than my age.... HOW OLD DO I LOOK SCARLETT?
The only person who would tell me the honest truth about this, and it will never pass her lips.
I'm gonna go stare in the mirror some more now...