When Lyra was three years old, she knew what she was going to get for her sixth birthday.
She waited very, very patiently.
Then we ended up spending her sixth birthday in South Korea, so she waited patiently a little longer…
Yesterday Saba and Savta came to visit, and Lyra finally got her birthday present: pierced ears.
Then Saba took us all for ice cream.
It was a lovely, lovely belated birthday.
Grandparents. Think of them as Parents 2.0. “Parents: the Previous Generation” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.