Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Ainsley!

Today is Ainsley's 4th birthday. Wow, is it amazing how time flies!?! I can't believe our youngest is now 4. That makes me 35, 36, 37 - really old! I have found that, as my kiddos grow older, I seem to age exponentially. Lynley and I seem to measure ourselves by our youngest. You can still be young when you have a 2 year old or a 3 year old. This rings true even if you have another child that is 15 or 16. However, once your youngest is getting up there in age you can no longer fake it. You are just old. We just vaulted over that milestone. We are now decrepit.

I guess this entry really should be more about her than my own age insecurities. After all it is her birthday. However, I wasn't the only one to steal her thunder this morning. It seems she woke up feeling sick this morning. A quick check with a thermometer showed a temperature of about 100 degrees. We gave her a dose of Tylenol which seems to be improving the situation but we know we are just masking the symptoms. A 6:00 AM mom report alerted me to an ever reddening throat. I am guessing that part of her birthday surprise will include a trip to see Dr. Debbie. I am quite sure that was not in her birthday plans. We are debating whether she will still attend school. As long as her temperature continues to respond and she seems well enough, we will let her go. As you might imagine, this is a big day for her and she doesn't want to miss it. There is nothing better than celebrating your birthday at school.

Well, I had best be off. I have a little munchkin that needs some attention.

Purpose awaits.

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