Several months ago, when Nick was asking when his birthday would be, and the days were feeling so long and dreary and spring seemed an eon away, I told him, “When the snow is gone and you don’t have to wear your coat anymore, it will be time.”
And so, it has come to pass. Two weeks ago, I grew nervous as I looked around outside at the heaps and heaps of freshly fallen snow and dragged out the winter coats — again. But today, on this April 16, I’ve been saved. This being so, my youngest still believes I am invincible and all-knowing.
Thanks to his Salonen grandparents, he believes he is as well.
Are you convinced?
After meeting a few other obligations today, I followed up on a promise I’d made to Nick a while back to take him to A&W on his birthday. As far as I can tell, and as these photos suggest, the day has been a success so far. Soon, we will be heading off to Chuck E. Cheese’s — perhaps for the last time in Salonen birthday history. Maybe I’ll actually enjoy it this time around.