My little itty bitty baby, turned the big 2 years old on Saturday. And unlike 2 years ago, or even a year ago there was nothing sad about this day. In fact there was just a whole lot of fun on this day. Exhaustion but lots of fun. It started early, with a play on the new kitchen before I headed into work.
I've never thought I would really be into commercial characters. And I am still not into commercial characters, and all the mass marketing to the little people of the world makes me a little nauseous. All the same, my daughter loves Elmo. We don't let her watch any t.v., except the occasional Sesame Street. Thus, she has fallen in love with the only image we allow in. Her birthday was appropriately themed in Sesame Street.
Being that we turned 2: we had a few moments of meeting of the minds. I am a strong willed individual. My daughter is turning into a very strong willed individual as well. You add in some company, a lot of activity, excitment and you will get a tantrum. Its her birthday, and she'll cry if she wants to.
All in all though, it was just a great day. No memories, no sadness, just joy that I have such a special little individual to celebrate. Blessed in more ways that I could have ever imagined.