Sunday, May 9, 2010

When Is A Baby Not A Baby?

My baby turned 18 yesterday.  I've never known a child to want to be 18 more than this one.  It's as if a magic switch were going to be flipped and she would be grown.
I sent her a text during the week:  "What kind of birthday cake would you like?"  Her answer, "I want my Sponge Bob cake, mama."  She has had a Sponge Bob cake every year for five years now.  I was sure she was kidding.  I said, "Are you serious?"  She said, "Yes."

This child has never called me Mama.  When she was little, I was Mommy, but have been Mom for at least 12 years.  

My baby.  My big girl.  My puzzle, my challenge, my mystery.  My love.


deb said...

Happy birthday, YD.
And sending love to her Mama as well.

liz said...

Happy Birthday, Big YD!!

kathy a. said...

happy birthday! i love that she wanted her sponge bob cake.

jo(e) said...

Eighteen already! It goes by so fast.