Today is a big day. My little girl, the last of my spawn, is 16 today. A bittersweet day indeed. There were no gifts of Barbies or stuffed animals. She got gift cards, a gym membership and a beautiful card from yours truly.
No cake. “Cake is fattening,” she said.
I rolled my eyes. But respected her wishes. Even though I wanted to say, “but I WANT BIRTHDAY CAKE!”
So her big day got me thinking about life goals. She wants to join the Army and I am all for it. I seriously hope she pursues her dreams and doesn’t let revenge or a boy stand in her way… this is exactly what happened to me at her age.
I gave birth to her brother at 16.
It is interesting to me that the years have flown by. It seems just a week or two ago I was talking to her about things un-boy related, un-fashion related and all little girl related.
Friday, Andy and I are taking her out to a restaurant of her choice for dinner. I took the day off to hang out with my little princess. In a bit we will be going to the mall so she can spend her gift cards.
My little girl is the polar opposite of me… I love it. No one wants to grow up to be like their mother… and it looks like she isn’t going to. *phew*
Happy Birthday, sweetheart! I love you.