but seriously, that child kills me. i show up on sunday for her 1st birthday party, and i turn a corner to find her sitting on the floor and what does she do when she sees me? she applauds. i just about died, considering she’d never done that before. takes her little hands, grins up at me, and just claps.
i know everyone says this, the whole “oh they grow up so fast,” but it honestly feels like it was days ago that on my birthday i got the best and most hilarious phone call from my aunt kimmy which kind of went like this:
“hey babe! happy birthday!!!!”
“thanks kimmy!! popping up soon?”
“i was on my way but i just got called into work! but i do have to tell you though, i’m pregnant!”
……. please note, this was said in the same tone and manner you’d inform someone you were out of milk.
………… please note I never go speechless. i generally talk way, way too much.
i nearly up and died, and after (legitimately) a full minute of silence i full out sobbed and the only thing i heard on the phone after that was kimmy laughing uncontrollably. she has ALWAYS said she’s never having kids, and always joked that i was her child and she’d had enough after me so the news was a shock to say the least. seriously.
and now i have an upside down book reading, mohawk haired (i genuinely hope her hair stays like this for as long as humanly possible), icing faced bundle of awesome i wouldn’t trade for anything. happy 1st birthday addy!! you are the BEST birthday gift i would have never ever thought to have asked for.