Time is going to pass so make sure to enjoy every day

Hanna McCain

My husband and I were blessed this past weekend with celebrating our son, Eli’s, second birthday.  We celebrated with family and friends in our Sesame Street themed sun room at our home in Noxapater.

I ordered a cake that was about as tall as he is, and I have never seen a little boy so excited over “cake-cake” as he was! My Eli has quite the obsession with Elmo, Bert, and Ernie.  I, too, watched Sesame Street as a child, but never really took to the show like he has.

Some of Eli’s sweet little friends from day care came and it was quite humorous to see them interact with one another.  Eli greeted them by name at the door and led them through the house to where the party was being held.  It took my breath away at how “grown” he was acting.

That all ended in about 5 minutes when he did not want to share his motorized tractor with anyone. When you are 2 years old, you have to make sure that everyone is aware of what is yours and the usage of the word “mine” is verbalized in every other sentence.

After cake and ice cream everyone got along quite splendidly.  Cake and ice cream fixes everything.

As many of you may have read in one of my previous articles, I believe that birthdays should be celebrated.  My Granny Johnson would often say, “It’s better than the alternative.”  The “alternative” she was referring to would be not having any more birthdays at all.

So this year make it a priority to look forward to your birthday.  Sure, it means another year older, but it is truly a blessing to be another year older, another day older, or even another minute older.

I received word from the press that my book should be published and in hand the second week of April.  I will have a book signing with goodies to taste test either at the end of April or beginning of May just in time for Mother’s Day.  I am very excited to share this new adventure with you and yours.

Editor’s note: Hanna McCain is an advertising consultant with the Winston County Journal, Choctaw Plaindealer and Webster Progress Times.