Namine is such a tomboy sometimes, And sometimes she surprises even us.
Namine’s writing gets better every time I see it.
We had offered Namine her choice of venue for where to have her birthday party. She chose to have it at the bowling alley.
Last night Jessica, Namine, and I went over to my parents’ house for Namine’s birthday.
Birthdays come but once a year, so why not celebrate it with cake for breakfast?
Jessica and I were compiling a list of children, with Namine’s help, to invite to Namine’s upcoming birthday party. The question of inviting a certain girl — who has been mean to Namine in the past — came up. Jessica and I were not inclined to invite her, taking recent past behavior into account, but Namine disagreed.
This evening we went over to my parents’ house for dinner to celebrate my brother’s birthday. Before we went over there, Namine took some time to draw him a birthday card.
It wasn’t Namine’s first birthday party – that honor was given to her friend from HealthReach last year, I think – but it was her first time in a dance studio. I would never have wished such an adult moment on her, but she proved herself stronger than even I sometimes give her credit for. I have never been so proud, or so heartbroken.
My birthday is coming up, and Namine – out of the blue, with prompting from no one – started singing Happy Birthday to me (and then to Jessica, and then to herself :) last night. Once again, it makes me wonder… how much does she know?