Today is my Mom's birthday. She's 81. This most likely will be her final birthday here on Earth, as she is ill and the doctors have indicated that she has only weeks left to live. I was feeling very sad because I was not able to be there today to sing "Happy Birthday" to her (we did get to visit and sing to her a few days ago). Sad that is, until my 8 year old son declared today "Happy Kids Day."
He didn't realize it was his grandmother's birthday nor that I was feeling sad. He only knew it had been a while since we celebrated something, and he decided to create something new. "Happy Kids Day."
Today we ate pizza for breakfast and for lunch. We also went swimming and had cheeseburgers and pickled eggs for supper. We played video games and watched some kid-friendly TV.
It's a perfect holiday for this day, because their Nana was always going above and beyond for her grandchildren. Anything the kids wanted ... *POOF* ... there it was.
If they wanted ice cream ... No problem.
If they wanted to go to the playground all day ... No problem.
If they wanted to sit around and watch cartoons ... No problem.
Anything was possible when they were at Nana's house.
So, in honor of my mother, I think we will keep this new holiday tradition.
Happy Kids Day!!