Today is my birthday. I have always loved birthdays – mine and other peoples. I love celebrating a day that is unique to an individual. I’ve even been known to declare “birthday month” or “birthday week” as justification for doing something special ahead of an actual birthday.
This year my birthday kind of snuck up on me. We’ve been using so much energy just getting from day to day that I rarely look ahead these days. But here it is.
It also happens to be a student free day in our school district. So we’ve taken the day off and we’re heading to Universal Studios to check out the new Harry Potter world. Harry Potter is one of our son’s all time favorites – he read all 7 books in the summer of 2014, has seen all of the movies and re-read all of the books. This is a big deal for him.
He’s excited this morning. But he’s also incredibly anxious about the anticipated crowds of people, and noises and smells. He’s also saying he didn’t sleep well last night so on top of everything else he’s tired. This may not be the best idea we’ve ever had.
My birthday wish is that my son is able to enjoy this day and that as a result the family is able to enjoy the day together.