With all of the preparation of K.'s birthday party, along with all of the phone calls about my plans for the day, I want everyone to remember this:
Yes, it is her birthday. She will be the center of attention, and the shining star in every one's eyes. She will eat way too much cake and play with balloons.
I'd like to take a breath and enjoy it, not stress over who can or can't come, or what gifts you are bringing. I don't need a phone call every other day just to let me know that you might be 10 minutes late. I don't want to know what everyone got her - let it be a surprise.
Just please remember - while it is her birthday, it is also the anniversary of the best day of my life.