We have a long drought of kids' birthdays between the beginning of April and the end of October. And when you're a kid, that must be almost unbearable. So after celebrating Mother's Day, Father's Day and then Tony's birthday, Anna tearfully asked, "Mama, when is it going to be Sister's Day?" So the McIllece family has declared the second Sunday of July "Sister's Day" and the second Sunday in August "Brother's Day." The kids get to pick breakfast (because our church is so late, we don't have a lot of time for dinner), get a little gift from the $1 bin, and get to make all relevant decisions for the day.
It was Sister's Day today. Our Anna just glowed. Isn't it fabulous that a made-up holiday and a Sleeping Beauty Pez dispenser can make a day so magical??