Saturday, January 12, 2008
"It's so cool to look at yourself in a spoon" she said as she twirled the spoon..."right side up, upside down, right side up, upside down. I guess it's because it's convex and concave". This was my daughter speaking at breakfast on Thursday. I don't think in my 47 years of life I've paid attention to my reflection in a spoon, but sure enough she's right. It's a good way to entertain yourself if you happen to find a nice shiny spoon at a restaurant. We where at a pancake house having birthday breakfast in celebration of Sarah's sweet sixteen. She wanted to play hooky from her first period class to go to breakfast, and since it was her day that's what we did (don't tell the truancy officer!) We first headed to the Artist Palate, our favorite little breakfast place, but for some reason it was closed so we headed to a pancake place I've always wanted to try... One with shiny spoons so I could have an entertaining early morning physics lesson.
It was good we had breakfast celebration because she ended up spending 3 1/2 hours of her birthday evening studying for Fridays math test. It wasn't exactly how she wanted to spend her special day. About 9:30 the neighbors came over for homemade chocolate birthday cake and presents. It proved to be a sentimental birthday. Val, my neighbor, had put together a wonderful photo collage of childhood pictures of Sarah and Zoe (her daughter). Those two have been cute together for many years now! Then Sarah opened her gift from her grandparents. One gift was a small jewelry box containing a locket on a fine gold chain. The locket had been my mothers, a gift from her godfather when she was a small child. Sarah was was nearly brought to tears as she read the note explaining the origin of this special gift. She's been wearing it since. Despite the trauma of the math studies, she had a nice 16th birthday.