Sunday, January 03, 2010
Happy almost birthday
Mr. RK's birthday is in a few days, and I plan to spoil him, so between that and going back to work after a few days of relaxing, cooking, and watching movies, I may neglect blogland a bit this week. I'll think of you while I'm pigging out on birthday cake.
Each member of my immediate family sent Mr. RK a card - we are quite the Hallmark family, and my dad says that your birthday should be "the one day of the year you get to be as selfish as most people are every day of the year!"
We make a big deal, celebrating more than one day. My dad, who turned 60 in October, is stretching it out this entire year. I have been sending him little presents each month.
My little brother, who turns 14 in a couple of weeks, scratched out the inside of the card that said, "Spend your birthday doing what you like to do," changing it to, "Spend your birthday doing what I like to do."
Everyone had a funny message (my stepmom even wrote him happy birthday in Spanish, which she doesn't speak), except my little sister (who is 9), who is a bit serious. She had one that was so sweet I just had to share.
A budding artist, she spends three or four hours drawing every day. She drew two little dancing figures, and the glare from the flash was too much to perfectly capture the caption, but this is what it says:
"I hope all your dreams come true."
Sometimes, the most profound things come from our littlest people.