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Fever Pitch

Did you know that Simon is going to be five on Sunday? And that he’s having a friends birthday party on Saturday and a family one on Sunday? Did you know that he’s getting presents at the family party? And that we are baking cupcakes for the Saturday one? And that his Sunday cake will have model rockets on it? Did you? DID YOU?

If you didn’t, you are in select company. Because his school mates know, his neighbors know, his teachers know, the parents and grandparents of friends know, Keneseth Israel congregants know, and random check-out clerks know. Pretty much anyone Simon comes into contact with knows. Excitement about his birthday has reached a fever pitch, becoming the first thing he talks about in the morning and the last thing he talks about at night.

It’s pretty endearing. It also makes total sense to me. Before I had too many birthday’s canceled by bad weather or ruined by illness (early January is not a great time for a birthday), I had birthday madness, too. Matt’s never been that into birthdays, at least not for the last 30 years or so.

I’ll post about the actual events after they happen, but in the meantime, I have to go chat with Simon about his big, exciting plans for next year’s party. Because with the weekend’s events right on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to begin planning and dreaming about all the cool stuff he’ll do when he turns six. And let me tell you, the boy has plans. He’s going to have planets on his cake, his party will be at a gymnastics studio, he’ll swing from the rings…



One Response to “Fever Pitch”

  1. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday Simon!

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