Birthdays in our home are anticipated with excitement. Days are counted down, and excitedly crossed off calendars, and I am repeatedly met with the inquiry,
"How many sleeps now?"
Balloons and streamers are hung, presents are wrapped and hidden.
She can't wait to be five.
And while they anticipate, I feel the same as I did, those years ago, the day before I gave birth.
Everything had to be perfect before I welcomed that new life into our home, our lives.
Now I declutter, organise, tidy, and pretty our home in preparation again, for the next chapter.
What will five be like? What adventures will we have?!
Her sixth year will begin with pancakes for breakfast.
And then who knows where her legs will take her.