We have been counting "sleeps" for over 250 sleeps. We started using the sleeps measurement system to measure time when oldest daughter was little, because she couldn't get the concept of tomorrow, or in 3 days, or on Sunday, etc.
250 sleeps ago- and after a gazillion "how many more sleeps till my birthday?"s, middle daughter was informed that her birthday would not be until after Easter happened. So, she has been looking for signs of Easter. And Easter is everywhere right now. So, she knows that the birthday is close at hand.
All along the way, middle daughter has been laying out her list of demands for the ultimate birthday party. Something new has been added to the list each day for over 250 days. And now we are down to 18. Whew.
Among her most important wishes: (bullets, please)
- Dora pinata
- butterfly cake
- Easter bunny cake
- sparkly hats
- Little Mermaid outfit
- Pink- and Pink ONLY- balloons
- her very own Easy Bake Oven (because it is beneath her to share the one oldest daughter got for Christmas)
- every Barbie thing that ever comes on television
- her own bag of Chex Mix- the big bag
- a cat
- a trampoline
- etc, etc, etc
Of course, there are many more items than what I have included on the list. Some, I have forgotten.
I love celebrating birthdays. My mom taught me how important they are. She always made sure that we felt special on our special day. It was pure magic.
I'm dusting off the wizard hat- or magic wand, I guess since wizards are usually men- I am excited to pump out a little magic for middle daughter's birthday. Because, I'm not totally sure, but I think she may have said something about wanting a little magic on her big day. And skittles.
Only 18 more sleeps...