We are down to the one week stretch and it's another birthday happening for Ms. Ayla, her 11th year to celebrate. I see so many things shifting for this upcoming year.
I have been asking her for the last few days what she "really" wants for her birthday and she always surprises me with the simple answer of "I don't really want anything for my birthday." Gets me everytime because she said the same thing last year. She isn't attached to objects but loves the objects she has. She is organized and orderly. She is a bookworm at best and a studious student. She loves education and loves to learn. She is serious to a fault and puts too much pressure upon herself. She is a rule follower and doesn't understand why people don't follow the rules. She is a comedian and a jokester. She wants to be famous but has stage fright. She is simple and quiet. She is respectful. She has a very over active imagination and has dreams like no other. She is a fan of 1D and Supernatural. She likes Japanese food and stir fries. I often wonder when I see images like this what this child is really thinking. I didn't take this photo -- and I see lots of these self portraits popping up on Instagram, leaving me to wonder. How is 11 like 16 in these days?
I can't believe you are almost 11 and in the the 6th grade.