This year Lola's birthday landed on Thanksgiving. My kids love birthdays and they were really looking forward to celebrating my mom's birthday. The night before we weren't sure if we would see my mom for her birthday. My mom hadn't decided whether or not she would join us for her birthday breakfast. While my husband and I were discussing the schedule for Thanksgiving day, my daughter very excitedly said, "And we'll celebrate Lola's birthday!" I looked at her and said, "Baby, I don't know if we'll see Lola tomorrow. We'll see." She very dejectedly put her head on the kitchen table and sighed. She wasn't happy that she might not see her Lola on her birthday.
My mom decided to come over and we did our traditional birthday breakfast in the midst of getting ready to host Thanksgiving dinner. The kids were so excited and I think my mom enjoyed herself. She is a tough lady to shop for because she really does have everything. I crocheted her a scarf and the kids made birthday cards. They were so excited to see her.
Mom's not real big on birthdays for herself or for anyone. She doesn't want anyone to fuss over her, but I think that having grandkids trumps that wish. They want nothing more than to celebrate her and pour love all over her. I'm glad she let them do that. Happy Birthday, Mom!