"It's my birthday today! yay!"
"No Nina, it is not your birthday today" I said
"Yes" she says with a whine, "Yes it is!"
"No sweetie" I continue, "Not today, but you will have a birthday in 2 weeks."
She makes a defeated face.
"You know, when it is finally your birthday, you will be four and we will have a party for you. Everyone will sing, "Happy birthday sweet Nina...""
"Oh yes! Yes! Sing happy birthday to Nina! Mommy! Good idea! Good idea!"
A good idea indeed. The first birthday celebration of her life!