Ten.

So it has come to this: both of my kids are in the double digits. What’s a mom to do?

Mary asked for a “Tape Cake” — one that looks like it was made out of a roll of tape. As it turns out, we ran out of time: the kids will be with their dad today for her birthday. But at least she got to blow out the candles on this one:

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Mary blowing out the candles on her birthday cake

Both of my kids are practically 30 year olds anyway (this is from last year) but I’ll miss their little kid voices at the very least.