Today was our third son’s sixteenth birthday. I can’t believe he was born that many years ago. It seems like yesterday. I was so young back then, and yet I don’t perceive myself as having aged one day since. Perception never seems to maintain the same pace as reality. Would that reality relied on perception – alas….Any way, back to the present.
My schedule today involved a full day at my paying job, the one I tolerate and from which I gladly accept a check every two weeks. My time away allowed for little time to bake his birthday cake. Not a crisis since he wanted to bake it himself. I have raised self sufficient, self reliant people. They know their way around the kitchen, thank God! Well, actually he enlisted his little sister to bake his cake today. She does a bang up job with cakes and meals, even at 13. Today’s cake wasn’t as pretty as most, but it tasted wonderful.