Your second birthday was this past week, but it’s starting to feel like the celebrations will be throughout the month. What started with a simple croissant at the local cafe (because you spat out the chocolate birthday cupcakes your mother made for you the night before) snowballed into a birthday event at your weekly play group, a mini-birthday event at your nursery, a birthday lunch at Benihana’s (a birthday tradition from your mother’s side), and a birthday party that will happen next weekend when your grandparents are here. This is all on top of the steady stream of presents we are receiving from your relatives and friends. How loved you are.
It’s funny though that as much as the birthday milestone is your own, it is just as significant of one for your parents at your age. We spend so much time and effort raising you that it very much is our own celebratory milestone of making it through another year in one piece…or as your mother and I like to say, “We’ve survived another year!” But back to the main point, Happy Birthday, Baobao :)