Everyone told her that when they wished her 'Happy Birthday.' Everyone. They would say 'Whew, now you are in double digits, missy!' 'Wow, double digits for you!' and after we picked up her cake at the grocery store (no judging, I don't bake and they made a Justin Bieber cake. Word. I really can't do that at all) she turned to me as we walked to the car and said 'Mom, what does everyone mean by now I'm double digits and why do they raise their eyebrows and look like 'WOW'?
'Well, honey, you are 1-0 now and that is two digits together. You were one digit for 9 years, and now you will be two digits for a long time. 21, 32, 45, 68, you know. Sometimes people even make it to THREE digits. Like 1-0-0.'
'Ok, got it. Still seems silly, but I got it. I'm gonna be in the double digits for a long time, so when you finally get there, it's like you've arrived.'
'Yeah honey, you've arrived.'
And being 10 totally rocks.
Here's to arriving one day, God willing, at the triple digits, sweetie.