Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen - Awesome.

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.