The Boy turned 10 today.  He was the last single-digit hold-out.  Now, we all have the same number of digits in our ages for the next sixty years or so.  I don't know if I find that comforting or scary.

Birthdays on a weekday are pretty mellow/lame.  We had school and after school club, and homework, and life.  There's not a lot of time to party.  He is comforting himself with Pokemon, and his 3DS - which is our concession to his day of birth.  Normally, we are electronics free on school days.  He is fairly blissful right now.

What was your best birthday?  I've had tons and tons of good birthdays, so it is hard for me to pick.  I remember one of my birthdays - my Mom and I went to Washington, D.C.  We were really there to help my Aunt and Uncle pack up their house (they were moving back to California).  We had the BEST time.  We flew out on a red-eye and arrived early in the morning.  We immediately hopped on the METRO.  We had no idea where we were or where we wanted to go.  We got off at a stop with thought might be interesting.  We had walked maybe a block and a half, when my Mom turned to me and said, "I think we should ask someone for directions."  She was looking down trying to figure out the map.  She looked up when I hadn't said anything, (a VERY rare situation) only to see my pointing straight ahead --  at the White House.  That was kind of amazing.  There we were RIGHT in FRONT of the ACTUAL WHITE HOUSE.  

It was an amazing birthday.  We went to the Smithsonian Museum, and I put my actual hand on the actual Friendship 7 -- seriously -- it had been to space and back, and I touched.  (Technically, I touched the plexi-glass that surrounded it, but STILL).  

I doubt the Boy will say his 10th birthday was his absolute favorite -- I mean it happened on a MONDAY, but still he was surrounded by the people who love him.  His grandparents showed up and we all played cards, until both Offspring quit because they said we were "Mean", which just means we didn't let them win (babies).  

Whether today was good, or bad, or just okay, I hope that you are surrounded by people who love you -- and if not, I'm sending all my hopeful wishes your way.  Like, The Boy, you are wonderful, unique, important and we all need you here.