Today we celebrated our friend H.'s 5th birthday. Which feels almost unreal. Five?? We all celebrated H.'s very first birthday together. And every birthday since. It is a nice tradition and it is fun to see the girls grow together, but sometimes it seems like it's all going by much too fast!
I think what makes the 5th birthday party a bit hard to swallow is MiniM.E.'s excitement to grow up faster. "H. is five today! I'm almost five too. I can't wait to be five. Can you believe I'm almost five? Don't I look like I'm six today?? You know how now I wear size five. I bet when I'm five I'll wear size six!!" ...and it goes on. But I think today she understood just a bit how I feel because in the car on the way to the party she said, "Mommy, I'm a little sad that LittleL.G. is going to be two when I turn five. I think I want her to stay one. Does that make you sad too, Mommy?" And of course, it does make me a little sad that my babies will be two and five. But as much as I want them to stay this way it is so rewarding watching them grow. And at least I have another six months to prepare!