Today our little girl has turned 6. Too soon if you ask me but what can I do. She woke up early and was surprised when her mom and I handed her some gifts we labelled from her grandparents and her brother. She had a good time opening up the presents like it was Christmas morning all over again. Because we weren't planning a party today, the kids and their mom just made and decorated a nice pink cake and cupcakes. Of course, we had to have spaghetti as well, it's not a Filipino kids birthday party without sweet spaghetti.
Even though no party was planned we had a little impromptu celebration as our good friends came over bringing balloons and had dinner and shared a little bit of our girl's day.
Just yesterday, we went out as a sort of early birthday celebration for her. As I was driving the car I said, "Because it's your birthday, you can have anything you ... " I trailed off, knowing the next words out of my mouth would have been a costly blooper. I discretely looked at my wife and saw she noticed what I was going to say too.
Unfortunately, our little girl heard it too and she said, "Anything what? Anything I want?"
I had to reluctantly agree, but she then said "Anything I want as long as it's not expensive, right Daddy?"
At that moment, It just showed us how considerate and how utterly unspoiled she is. We're so happy that she's turned out this way. What can I say, she's growing up so fast. Sometimes I wished I could freeze time and keep her like this forever but I know that's impossible. All we can do is enjoy her childhood for long as we can. It keeps us young and hopefully we can keep up with her and her brother.
To our dear daughter, we love you and Happy Birthday! Have sweet dreams tonight...