A trip to the Mall with my daughter, who invariably offers thoughtful commentary on her surroundings, whatever they may be.


I post this sketch in honor of her half-birthday today. Long ago, when the children were tiny and each week seemed to mark another milestone, we developed the habit of celebrating their half-birthdays every year, as if they weren’t already sufficiently doted upon… But it’s a modest celebration, with a candle in a pancake, a little package beside the plate, and a rousing round of “Happy Half-Birthday.”


2 thoughts on “Half-Birthday

  1. No pancakes or presents at our house but all half birthdays duly noted, particularly with a half rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

  2. Excellent observations. Do we, perhaps, see a future novelist already gathering her material?

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