Boo turned seven (seven!) in August. We had a lovely day: we had lunch at Le Peeps, saw Despicable Me 2, cake at Cheesecake Factory, and then for the big birthday present, we let her pick out a fish.
Yes, I allowed it.
But only barely.
But she looooooved it.
Unfortunately, she had some weird allergic reaction (to the fish? To the fish food?) and her poor little face got red and puffy, then puffier and puffier. She ended up missing three days of school, and I was a little bit of a wreck for three days til all the swelling went down and there were no airway problems.