Word of the Day Challenge: Birthday
My granddaughter is about to turn three years old and this
prompt brought to mind what all of her birthdays to come could look like:
the day we held you for the first time
and the time you came home from school with a new friend
and everyone swore you must be related because you looked so much alike
even though you really didn’t.
that day with a cake and balloons and maybe a pinata
stuffed with candy and toys for the kids
and for the adults sweet drinks and maybe bitter drinks
poured discreetly and with a few chuckles into paper Disney cups
that day and all of those times you walk on your own and fell down on your own
and wore clothes that made everyone’s eyes burn
and the times you came home late
and thought you snuck into the house through the backdoor, undetected.
Let’s celebrate that day
you showed up on the Earth
with thousands of other babies with the same big eyes and squishy face as yours
and even though you are all destined to be more a like then not
You, among them all are really and truly unique.
So let’s celebrate that day, okay?