a very special birthday party

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anyone else’s child obsessed with birthdays?

in Lily’s world, it is somebody’s birthday every day

sometimes several times a day

on this particular day, Lily arrived from school and filled with excitement she said to me:

“mama, do you know what today is? it’s tiggie wyggie’s and nora’s birthday!!!! they are four and five today. we have to have a birthday party!!!!!!!!!!!”

and before i could even blink and process what was about to happen, she was upstairs making them birthday cards and asking me for the birthday banner

tiggie wyggie is Lily’s very special baby tiger

she sleeps with her every night, she wants to take her to school…

Lily loves tiggie wyggie

nora, is tiggie wyggie’s friend

i remember being just a little bit older than Lily and having a similar play time imagination

i don’t remember so many birthday parties but, i remember the make believe world i would create in the play/laundry room with the acid green shag rug

i would spend hours in that room

as an adult (even though i am a mama) i don’t always feel like entering that make believe world

but on this particular day, i am glad i did

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of course there was birthday/piano singing

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Lily and tiggie wyggie

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tiggie wyggie’s birthday card

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Lily and tiggie wyggie

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some guests

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some more guests

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i’m telling you, it’s love

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taking pictures with her phone

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tiggie wyggie

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nora

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and although there were some major tears shed when i said that “no, we cannot bake a real birthday cake”, i did manage to get some real ice cream

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fake cookies were just not cutting it

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