Turning nine takes a village, let me tell you. Especially when that birthday falls within the first week of school.
Villager number one took her shopping last week for a special gift complete with spending the night in a cool, college apartment with awesome sorority roommates.
Villager number two spent time at Target buying gifts while on the phone with mom who was at work.
"Pink legos? Really? I have to buy Barbie clothes? Community helpers, Fashionista, or Beach? What color hula hoop? Barbie coloring book? What kind? People are going to think something is wrong with me."
Sob stories aside, gifts were purchased and wrapped all while I was working.
Yep, he earned his keep.
Villager number three ran across the street tonight when I realized we had no matches to light the candles on the birthday cake.
Villager number four told me repeatedly that I was Face Timing Katie backwards. All she could see were the cabinets....not the birthday girl.
The best villager, though, came from Kroger.
She offered to personalize the birthday girl's cake of choice.....a cookie cake.
The old grandma bakery worker (according to Anna Grace) was the icing on the cake.....
I'm thinking spelling needs to be added to the Kroger training sessions.......