Thursday, October 18, 2012

I Order You to Be Happy on My Birthday!

Today is my birthday!!!

Birthdays take planning... especially mine.  This is mainly because I'm one of those crazy, giddy, happy people that tries to convince everyone to celebrate my birthday for entire month.

Not so much because I like to be the center of attention (although, in all honesty, I really do), but rather because my birthday gives me a special, magical power:

I can order everyone to be happy!  

And they have to do it...
because it's my birthday, darn it!

Oh, sure... at first they only pretend to be happy, not wanting to upset me.  But the more you pretend to be happy, the happier you end up becoming.  I think it has to do with the fact that you use less muscles to smile than to frown.  Or maybe it's because nobody really wants to be sad, so the pretense of happiness is so much easier to make into a reality.

Or maybe happiness truly is magical.

Really, the reason why doesn't matter nearly as much as the outcome, so I'll not examine it too closely.  Instead, I'll work on promoting happiness both in my family and in everyone else.

Which means I need to go and have FUN!

I made Belgian Waffles last night, using my brand new, secondhand waffle iron so that I could just pop half a waffle into the toaster and have the best ever birthday breakfast with no need to work.  This waffle iron is not only a more green option than buying one at the store, but it's a heck of a lot cheaper.

I spent five bucks on a good waffle iron.  If I had bought one at Walmart, it would have cost me 12+ dollars, and would have been sub par.  I came out ahead when I planned for this birthday breakfast!

I woke up with a smile.  I love days like these! And today was better than normal.

I woke up to my daughter "reading" my birthday card from my husband -  

(Something about bears fighting dragons, then eating blueberry pancakes with frogs, because I love you, Good night and happy birthday... Hey!  That's pretty good for a three year old!

 - and then we talked about what we'd do today.

My daughter's list:

  1. Buy cupcakes.
  2. Eat cupcakes.
  3. Buy more cupcakes.
  4. Go to the coffee shop.
  5. Eat cupcakes.
  6. Read.
  7. Eat more cupcakes.

Oh, yeah!  I can totally rock this list!!!

So what's the point of today's post?  I mean, aside from my excitement over my birthday?

It's simple:

I order you to be happy!  

Why?  Because I can.

Because it's my birthday!

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