I am trying to make it the happiest birthday possible but today will be my first day back at work and this lump in my throat is stubborn. I haven’t even left the house yet and already, I miss my girls
I am trying to channel all the b-day love and well-wishes I get today into working-mama strength.
Lean on my people, you know?
I hate that today I don’t get to be there when Hazel wakes up from her nap or when we give Fee smushed bananas, but all I have to do is make it to 5:00.
we get to celebrate!
The 4 of us.
A birthday cake (or whatever confection Simon brings home).
And a candle (definitely a candle.)
Hazel will sing. So will Simon. Felix might coo.
and I will try my hardest to count the moments, not minutes, we get to share together…
This isn’t easy.
But it’s life.
Alright birthday…let’s do this thing!