Conversation with a Birthday Girl

Today one of my children turns seven. Here’s how the conversation this morning went.

Me: “Happy Birthday! How old are you now?”

A2: “Seven.”

Me: “Seven? Wow, you’re getting old.”

A2: With a sad face, “M- says when J- is twelve that Minecraft won’t exist anymore.”

Me: …

On this day, the celebration of having completed seven revolutions around our star, the birthday girl is made sad (albeit temporarily) by considering the future demise of her favorite computer game.

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