Daddy: "Zoey, what do you want to do for your birthday?"
Zo: "I want to go to John's for breakfast."
Daddy: "You mean like every other weekend?"
Daddy: "Well, okay then."
She did have the entire wait staff sing happy birthday to her in an impromptu moment of restaurant love that neither Mom nor Dad roused up. She's a popular customer, waitress friends, tours of the kitchen, high fives, and now birthday celebrations...a single candle, and a chorus of happy birthday in front of a busy breakfast crowd...and, of course, a never ending smile. She's easy to please.
We don't do big birthday celebrations around here very well, but this one was just kinda perfect. Unplanned, enthusiastic, and genuine. She couldn't have been happier.