14 years ago today I made a person, like some kinda wizard or something. Victor says it’s not really “magic” as much as “science” and also is accusing me of dumbing down his part in this, as “millions of my replicants died in her creation”. Perhaps we’re both overreacting but it’s hard not to because today Hailey is 14 and I’m so grateful that she’s in our life (even though sometimes I want to strangle her a little bit).
Hailey doesn’t have a ton of friends but she has two who have been her closest allies since she was little. She’s lucky. You’re lucky if you even have one great friend at that age. Every year since she was 8 I’ve taken the three of them to Build-a-Bear for her birthday. I assumed they’d be too old for our tradition. They weren’t. *sniff*. Or at least they pretended they weren’t for me.
Happy birthday, Hailey.
You are our sunshine.