Four days until Sophie turns five. That’s a big milestone. And just four months until Chloe turns ten. Another big milestone.
I remember being so excited to turn ten. The ability to legitimately use the word “decade” made me very happy and made me feel so mature.
Sophie wants a Corolle doll for her birthday. Chloe wants to go to France. When you’re five you want dolls. Things are simple. When you’ve been around for a decade, you want trips to faraway places. Things are more complicated. It’s amazing what a few years can do for one’s birthday wishes.
Not to mention what a few decades can do. Forget dolls. Forget trips around the world (although that’d be nice). For my 42nd birthday in a couple of months, I’d like (1) a publisher to discover my blog and offer to turn it into a bestseller or (2) to win the lottery or (3) to make writing my full-time career. What are the odds of any of those happening? Pretty slim. I may have to settle for something a little less dramatic. A nice dinner, a couple of homemade birthday cards from the girls (priceless), maybe a new gadget or a piece of jewelry…