my mom has bright red hair and she invites everybody she meets to please come to dinner sometime soon. she always has sodas in the fridge. she makes sure you write thank you notes for everything. she knows about architecture and books and how to dress age-appropriately. she understands the occasional need to stay home from school, whether it's stress or sickness or just one of those days, but also the importance of getting work done.
so today is jayne's birthday and she is out doing what she loves the most and that is visiting with various friends and children. while i haven't yet developed her affinity for gardening or decorating a room or not being awkward around new people, she has managed to get me to enjoy reading and to appreciate art and to never leave the house in sweatpants.
which, if you ask me, is pretty important.
happy birthday jaynie pants!