Celebrating a birthday is a million times better when you shave ten years off your life, work through the logic in a 6 year old's letter, marvel at your almost-5 year old's writing development, get to hang a national election over your 12 year old's head in order to make him get out of bed in the morning, and are able to celebrate your joining the world along with joyful election results on the national and state level.
Now for a margarita!
(And for the record, the logic according to the six year old goes like this: "If you weren't old then you wouldn't have been able to have all us as babies." Yes, it's a blessing to be old!)
Oh happy day,