Today is The Princess' 9th birthday. I like to make a big deal about birthdays in our family. It is a wonderful opportunity to focus on the unique gift that each individual is.
So for the children, on their birthday they can choose to take a vacation day from school, choose the menu for each meal, and help plan their "friend" party (which is generally on a different day).
Breakfast is usually in bed, just for the fun of it. Today I made a special plate for The Princess for her breakfast. When she saw it she smiled and said "Oh Mama! This is your sprinkle today!"