You see, in orange library t-shirts and not-exactly-classy hot pink clogs,
She remains the penultimate trendsetter, the muse of the birthday blog.
“Too much?” Scoff. Let’s add that Rapunzel hair too,
For birthdays are a time for whimsy, cake pops, and Diet Mt. Dews.
And this, a spirited confidence nurtured by an unselfish heart,
is the quality I’m most proud of, the one that truly sets her apart.
She asks “How was your day?” with a gap-toothed smile both genuine and wide,
And loves her gymnastics teacher, Danielle, as much as any chauffeured Turner Farm gator ride.
But these instances are rare and maybe even unfathomable to the common viewer,
She’s a charmer, an angel, a little girl enjoying life on a pink, knee-scabbing scooter.
She simply embraces each day, having fun no matter where she goes,
And in that spirit, I find inspiration, reasons to reconsider any perceived lows.
Every day is better because you live 2.5 miles down the road,
And knowing I get to be your aunt truly lightens every load.