This entire situation has created - yet another - change of mindset for me. As a teacher, there are birthdays every day. It's always someone's birthday, and honestly, it gets a little old. "Yeah, you! Happy birthday! I'd love a cupcake - that you stuck your finger in. Sure! Let's sing, again! Yeah!!!" And, then you add 1/2 birthdays to the classroom? Urgh - aren't whole birthdays enough? Well, seeing the excitement for Harper this morning reminded me that to every kid, their birthday is ThEIR day, and they deserve to feel as special as sweet Harper feels sprinkled in glitter and wearing her birthday crown.
I just wish I would have got a cupcake or something... The birthday girl had to settle for leftover Halloween Starbusts.