My daughter apparently likes to plan ahead. Pretty much immediately after her last birthday she was already planning the next one. Today, just a little over a month away from her 5th birthday, she was finalizing her 5 year-old birthday plans (to be announced later…she’s still working out every…minute…detail!), and she asked me to write down her birthday ideas for the next FIVE YEARS!
NORA’S BIRTHDAY THEMES
EIGHT: Nail polish (translation: mani-pedis)
Gratefully, none of the themes involved Disney characters or Barbie or Hannah Montana or anything I find too commercial. But, even so…I’m still in charge of the venue of next month’s ballet birthday party. Just not in my house. The luxury of walking away from a post-party mess is worth every penny! 🙂
NORA’S BIRTHDAY CHARITY
Last year we started a tradition to ask people to bring a donation to Nora’s chosen charity, in lieu of gifts. This year she wanted to get food for people that are hungry and homeless but, she wanted to know WHO those people are and give them the food personally. Hmmm…I have to work on this one but, I love the idea!
And, since Nora had my secretarial attention, she also wanted me to document what she wanted to be when she grows up.
WHAT NORA WANTS TO BE WHEN SHE GROWS UP (items crossed out indicate a change of mind)
FYI – last year she wanted to be a cheerleader and a cowgirl
We recorded all of this in a journal I started for Nora after she was born. It started with me writing letters to Norita and now it contains my periodic observations and interviews with Nora. Journaling is such a precious activity, leaving us with priceless memories. I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Nora’s lovely, funny thoughts!