Tomorrow is Collin's birthday.
Celebrating your adult child's birthday is second only to a really good mirror when it comes to making one feel old. Make that OLD. I'm not a grandma yet, but that's just a matter of time.
The upside to birthdays around our house is all the freebies that start popping up in our email boxes, usually a week before our actual birthdays. It started with one local Taco Bell franchise's birthday club, promoted in-store. Go online, the promo cards said, and sign up to get a free combo meal on your birthday. We did...and Collin decided to see which other restaurant chains offered similar perks.
Most of them do, he discovered.
He signed us up for all of them. As a result, for two weeks around our birthdays each year, we get coupons for more free meals and desserts than we can possibly eat. We'll be eating out a lot. Lunch and dinner. And a few breakfasts, too.
The funny thing is, it still seems like yesterday that I went off to the hospital in the middle of the night in a cold rain. As the sun rose on the eastern horizon, I was in a delivery room at St. Anthony's Medical Center, giving birth to a perfect-in-every-way eight-pound, two-ounce baby boy.
He was so tiny then. Now I look up to him. Where have the years gone?
Happy Birthday, T-Bird!