My hairdresser has a daughter named Isabel. She turned 8 years old today. Tonight is her birthday party and today she spent the morning in her mothers hair salon announcing to every person who walked in, that today is her birthday.
To mark the occasion Isabel wore a purple sparkly top, a purple shinny skirt with a giant purple rose gathering the material tightly to her hip, black stockings, and black sparkly high heeled square shaped boots. She was gifted a pair of gold hoop earrings that spell out “Isabel” in cursive directly in the center ( a la Carrie Bradshaw). As if none of this was enough she added a black and silver sparkle necklace. If you had seen her you would have guessed that today was a special day for this little girl.
When I asked her what it felt like to be 8 she said, “It feels good. I’m more of a woman now.” A thought that frankly made me laugh and well up with tears all at once. She then told me that she’s REALLY REALLY good at Math and that being REALLY REALLY good at math makes her VERY VERY SMART.
I think she’s right. I was never really really good at math, I told her so and she responded, “it doesn’t matter now, because you’re old.” Thankfully she didn’t say REALLY REALLY old. Isabelle is beautiful and funny and sweet. She is also extremely honest and glittery. Looking at her today I thought, maybe it will be okay if Sunny turns 8. I like little girls in sparkles and high heels. I like 8 year olds a lot.
I’m also thinking I’d love to get a pair of gold hooping earrings with my name in the center.
That’s progress right? Also in the name of progress there happens to be a young woman who apparently is feeling my pain of letting my baby grow up. She goes by the name of Taylor Swift. I once produced a video for Taylor Swift ( you guys had no idea I’m kind of a big deal right? lol) but now I wish I was producing the video for this song….
Yeah, sorry for the link, there’s no video yet. But guess what I’m making one for Sunny’s birthday, I’ll share that later. My friend Nora sent me that song. She literally gifted me a song. Has anyone ever done this for you? You can apparently buy a song and send it to your slightly depressed friend who is sad that her baby will no longer be a baby in just 23 days. Thank you very much Nora, it really made my day.
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