Our local PTO has a fundraiser where they collect money for putting students’ birthdays on the sign in front of the school. As far as fundraisers go, it is pretty smart. It is only $10 and all you have to do is fill out a form and send it in with your child. Every year I mean to do it because I know my kids would think it was cool, but I always forget.
The other day we were driving by the school when Cady noticed the sign. “How do people get their birthday on the sign?”
I explained the process to her and that I’ve always forgotten to do it. “But really, what’s the point?” I asked.
“What do you mean?”
“Well, do you think people are actually going to drive by, read your name, and know who you are?” I started talking in an excited, ohemgee voice, “Wow! Did you see it’s Cady’s birthday? I hope she has a great day.” I laughed, and by this time, she was laughing too.
“Yeah. You’re right. I’m just a small-town girl.” She paused. “Living in a lonely world.”
Where no one knows when it’s her birthday.