We woke her up with a birthday breakfast. A tradition.
And told her about the day she was born. Another tradition.
Then we watched baseball.
John (at bat) played in the 9th grade game and the JV game. We watched him for a few innings of each game, but the birthday girl wasn't really wanting to spend her birthday at the ball field.
She and I headed to the mall to have some birthday shopping mother daughter time.
Then we had a Mystery Meal for her birthday dinner, which was her request.
Brene said something that I thought was pretty interesting (and I'm paraphrasing):
We are all creative beings. It's just that some people use their creativity and some don't. And if you don't use your creativity, you will become frustrated because you are a creative being. So make time to be creative.
Three baseball games, btw! I really ought to win some sort of an award.
I rarely get to watch JD coach the varsity players who I hear so much about, so I wanted to watch the varsity game. Then John played in both the JV game and the 9th grade games, so of course I had to play in those.
During the JV game, after John made a good play at shortstop and a great throw to get the runner out at first, one of the parents in the stands said, "who IS that kid?" and I was all like, "he's MY kid!!!!" (Except I said that silently in my head because I don't like to draw attention to myself.)
When JD got the job here in Rochester, I was alone with the kids in Kansas City until our house there sold. I know it's tough.
We had to laugh. When I first said I wanted to make our laundry soap, he rolled his eyes and humored me. Now he's willing to buy the ingredients and make it! We've come a long way, baby.
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