Just Heather
Today’s Not-to-do List

Alternate Title: Things I would not have done if it had not been my daughter’s birthday.

  • Woken up early to dry her new favorite sweater and finish start birthday treats for school.
  • Left the house. For. Any. Reason.
  • Eaten half a tub of Rainbow Chip Frosting.
  • Almost hit a UPS truck because I couldn’t see clearly through the giant chunk of ice formally known as my window.
  • Climbed over the backseat to kick open the door so I could get my little one into her carseat.
  • Played “Heads Up 7UP” for the first time in 17 years.
  • Climbed into the backseat to kick open the other door so my birthday princess would not have to stumble across the car.
  • Cooked dinner—especially fried chicken.
  • Cried when I noticed how grown up she looks is.
  • Taken half a dozen pictures of my newly-7-year-old perfecting her “super cool grown up” look.

5 Responses to “Today’s Not-to-do List”

  1. No matter how grown-up they might look, they’re still your babies. Whether they like it or not.

  2. OMG – Heads Up 7Up! I haven’t thought of that in YEARS! Thanks for the memory!
    Enjoy the moment – they grow much too quickly

  3. Rainbow Chip Frosting!!!! I love that stuff. I have to remember to bring a tub back to school with me . . .

  4. Oh goodness! I found your site the other day and I was just scrolling through it to paruse…and I saw that YOU are the one that Rachel went out with the other night. I go to the same church as Rachel and she and I have known each other for ages!
    I just wanted to introdue myself (Hi, my names Erin, by the way) and wish you a happy day!

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