The Sweetest Thing

There are three reasons why Jude is counting down to his birthday on Friday:

3. He gets to turn four.

2. He gets to dress like Captain Hook.

And the number one reason he is counting down the sleeps is:

1. He knows he finally gets to have some of the "Unsweetened Apple Juice (not from concentrate)" sitting on our counter in three big one-gallon jugs.

I think I'm okay with my kid being as excited about having unsweetened juice as most kids are about having pop.

For my part, I am not counting sleeps. I am counting days. Because after Friday, after I have finished making the costumes, and they have been worn? After the party favours have been handed out? After the gifts have been unwrapped and played with? After the cake has been eaten, the guests have left, and the kids are worn out and in bed?

Then, oh then, I shall finally get to sleep. That shall be sweet, indeed.