Happy birthday to my twin sister Lucy! I have loved spending the last 39 years on the planet with you.
Today, the boys picked out a cake from our neighborhood bakery. And Toby announced that he would clean all the bathrooms; he came up with the idea yesterday and is weirdly excited, haha. Later tonight, Alex and I are sneaking off for Roman cuisine at Maialino, which we’ve been dying to try.
Of course, I’ll also be calling my parents. Says a reader named Alice: “In China, on your birthday, first things first, you thank your mother for giving birth to you and raising you.” And years ago, Angela commented, “As a Filipino, I send my mom flowers on my birthday.” How sweet is that?
Hope you have a good one, and happy birthday to any other January babies out there! xoxo
(Photo of Lucy and me at top, and the bottom photo of me as a baby.)