Today was the day before Reed’s birthday. I have to admit, I will be relieved when this birthday season is over. We try to keep it simple– a few small gifts, a fun activity, a dinner and cake of their choice, treats for their class and a birthday shirt. It suppose I like to think it’s simple, because we’ve avoided big parties so far, but it’s really not so simple.
I spent my entire day on birthday prep! Running around, baking, then making his birthday shirt.
The birthday shirt. Why I started this, I don’t know. I was hoping Reed would tell me he was too old for it, but no, he wanted one. They all love their shirts and wear them all year, so I must do it.
But, I’m in a transition with my screenprinting equipment, so I had nothing quick and ready to go to make him a shirt. The other option was to dig out my sewing machine, but all of the work of finding the materials would have taken me awhile.
Still left to do: Wrap Presents and Make Birthday dinner
Reed: “Tomorrow is my birthday?”
Me: “Yes, that is correct.”
Lena: “Oh, yeah. Reed’s birthday IS tomorrow. Hmm… I still haven’t decided what I’m going to get him…”