Even though each day seems no different than the previous one, some of them are treated differently by the grown-ups. For example, instead of celebrating my mommy’s birthday on Tuesday (when her real birthday is), they preferred to celebrate it today. Totally weird, but I went with the flow. All the usual suspects were present at the party and I got to play with my friends. I officially wished my mommy a happy birthday with my pronunciation that evolved from ‘Happ’irthday’ to ‘Hap’ to you’. Then the coolest thing happened: I was allowed to stay up way beyond my sleep time – I went to bed after 9pm.