Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Birthday Milk and Big Girl Haircut
I'm sure by now you've all seen my ridiculous birthday milk tradition of buying milk with a sell by date of our birthdays/anniversaries/closing day/etc. It's a beloved (aka tolerated) tradition in our house and everyone plays along with me quite nicely. But I was sure not ready for this one: Emma's first birthday milk. REALLY? My baby has birthday milk??? ALREADY? <sigh>
Now as you can see, they didn't have any regular milk with her birthday - it skipped from May 20, 21 to 27. So, Emma got her first taste of chocolate milk (or diluted chocolate milk). Obviously, she didn't mind.
Except when I had to pry it from her death grip to actually open and pour her some. That was a fight, but once she realized what was in the cup, she was all for it.
Funny thing about one year olds... they rarely hold still. She wiggled, and flinched, and I ended up cutting a little more than I'd hoped to. I was able to even it up pretty well and it got rid of all the ratty ends, but I was a little heartbroken. It made her look older and took away one of the things that made her really special - she was born with a ton of long hair. She still has a lot of hair and its even longer than Anna's was at her age, but still, she looked different to me. My next day off, I put it up in pigtails to go grocery shopping and she instantly looked more like herself. We also found a gallon of birthday milk, so all was right with the world. Except that my baby is old enough to have birthday milk. That's still not right in my head...