It’s Kate’s birthday week.
What is birthday week? It’s Papa’s time to shine.
For the 6 days leading up to Emma and Kate’s birthdays, Scott’s dad sends an overnight package via FedEx. Every day our doorbell rings with a new birthday present. Our FedEx guy remembered our house from last year.
FedEx guy: Is it that time?
Me: Birthday week! My father-in-law is at it again.
FedEx guy: Oh man! That is so cool. I’ll try and stop here first on my route then. Here you go, sweetie.
Kate: Dank you!
Me: See ya tomorrow! Oh, and you’ll be back in about two weeks for my other daughter’s birthday.
FedEx guy: Oh, I remember. Mating season, right?
Me: Ha! Wait, what. Did I say that last year?
FedEx guy: You did. See ya.
It’s true. Two kids with May birthdays? It’s like Scott and I have a mating season.
Kate would like to thank you. There is nothing more exciting than the sound of the doorbell ringing in May. Kate claps and dances as the FedEx guy walks up to our door. She will sit patiently on the floor with the package in her lap while I get scissors. She will help pull the bubble wrap out and squeal, “what will it be?!” The gift is lifted out. Her face is transformed into Christmas morning. As her mother, it’s a joy to experience her complete and utter happiness for 7 straight days.
Scott and I thank you for making our kids feel extra special.
And I am so sorry Kate hates smiling for cameras. So sorry.
Kate’s birthday is tomorrow. This kid. I have nothing else to say. Maybe, like magic, 4 year old Kate will wake up tomorrow and smile for the camera.
Thank you, Papa!