36 going on 37 and a family of four (and some lice who decided to join the party at my and F’s place). It rained cats and dogs but after that the sun came out. We ate, drank wine, killed the lice and made birthday selfies. All was good. Till next year!
Sometimes I get tired. Of my camera, the photo mania, the overload of sharing (me included), my need to do better. And then I remember what I love most. Documenting the now so I can remember later.
So here is Oscar and some details of him at exactly 7 months and 15 days. And of how parts of most of our mornings look like. Lying in bed, playing, laughing, looking and holding our feet (moslty him).
Today you’re no longer a baby anymore. I know that young people, like you, always want to be older and wiser. How 10 sounds like magic when you’re 4 or 30 sounds like serious shit when you’re 10. I know. But I am way over that 30’s now and I can tell you that growing up is nothing fancy. It’s normal. It’s something that just happens because life is made that way. So please, don’t hurry. I know you want to run after your sister and play along with her or tell us how you feel with thousand words or drink wine and eat spicy food. And you will. In a while. But for now, you’re still my baby. With cheeks to die for, eyes so gentle and kind and the best wet openmouthed kisses. Your smell is my guilty pleasure, your body weight is my workout and your you is my luck. And we’ll celebrate that today. Big time. Happy first birthday baby girl!
This girl is a champ. But she’s having a tough time being 4. School used to be something magic when she was still at daycare. All the big kids said their happy goodbyes en left for school. And all she wished for was her fourth birthday, and then…