OMG. My LITTLE cousin is turning 18 today!
I cannot believe it.
I still remember when I was 15, holding him when he was just a little baby.
Now he’s officially coming of age.
I really, really hate that I can’t be with him and the rest of my family today. I know that my Mom has planned to get everybody together for a surprise birthday party with coffee and cake (“Kalter Hund” and “Eissplittertorte” – two of my childhood favorites!) and I know that Basti will really love it!
Do you have any special memories from your childhood birthday parties? Did your Mom make any special cakes/pastries or were there any special traditions on birthdays?
I just called and talked to him on the phone. He was humble and appreciative of the things people have done for him for his birthday. The fact that he preferred a family party today over hanging out with his friends, tells me a lot.
He’s a good kid, even though it wasn’t always easy for him growing up with a single mom, and it feels good to see that he’s turning into a responsible young man.
I am really thankful for the great relationship that we have (when I asked him what he wants from me for his birthday, his answer was “I wish you could be here on my birthday”. Awww, isn’t that the sweetest thing?)