Today was my "that'll do" moment.
As I said earlier, I was a bit baffled by Noah's sudden declaration last night that today was Noah's birthday. (Sixth birthday by the way) And even more so by the amount of detail that he gave me about how Nemo wanted to celebrate the day. As Grant said last night "That is all you, Kristi, he definitely didn't get that from me." And while I see flashes of myself in both kiddos all the time, I agree that Noah is much more like me than I probably even realize. It makes me smile just thinking about how dedicated he was to all the details. All I could think at the time was "OK, how can I make each of these things happen?"
Hence the celebration of Nemo's birthday tonight. Rarely will I openly toot my own horn, but this time, I gotta say "I did a damn fine Mama job!" Noah was beyond excited at the celebration we created. Right down to the party hats and fish candles Nemo 'requested' And each time he smiled it made every single second of it worth it.
Nemo's dinner request; Chicken nuggets with ranch for dipping, mozzerella sticks, grapes cut into little pieces and watermelon jello (which just happened to become fish shaped ;-) )