Ingredients for a (nearly) perfect birthday:
~An hour of social time with the other storytime mamas.
~A phone call from my mama.
~Coffee from a good friend.
~A phone call from another good friend.
~26 happy birthday wishes from Facebook friends.
~A husband who offers to make a special birthday dinner.
~Chocolate-dipped peppermint creams (i.e., homemade Peppermint Patties) made with help from my big girl. It’s not as difficult as it sounds, and the peppermint cream part is very kid-friendly — like making minty play-doh, as the cookbook says. We used the recipe from The River Cottage Family Cookbook but this one is pretty much the same. The words “Birthday Tradition” keep running through my head.
~A yummy dinner at a Mexican restaurant after husband finds out he has to work late.
~No dirty dishes because we ate at Mexican restaurant!!!!! (Still have to clean up the mess from the peppermint creams though…)