It’s my favorite niece’s birthday. Her father wanted to throw a surprise birthday party for her. So I told her that I would take her out to celebrate her birthday. “Just the two of us”, I said, “Remember to wear a nice dress because we are going to take a lot of pictures.”
This afternoon I went to pick my niece up at her mother’s house. She ran toward me with a red dress with glitters on it (she added: “with glitters on it” – she was sitting next to me when I was writing this post) – in her hand and asked me, “Cô Bi, con mặc áo này được không?” – “Oh Phi Phi, áo đầm màu đỏ đẹp quá! It’s my favorire color.” – “That’s why! Con nhớ cô Bi thích màu đỏ cho nên con chọn áo này.”
My niece is so thoughtful! She turns 10 today.