Me with My Grandpa Dewitt (it's the only baby picture not in storage under the house...I look like a piglet for sure!)
Not only is April my birth month which alone might be a strong enough reason to justify it's veneration, but it is also the month we usually celebrate Easter (The Lord's birthday aside). Commercially I LOVE Easter. I have always felt like it was "My" holiday. My Mother went into labour with me on Easter Sunday and if I hadn't decided to take so stinking long to show my head full of lovely locks...I could have been an Easter baby. I realize that every once in a while March gets all uppity and tries to lay claim to it for its own. That's just the way things are. Those with inferiority complexes always trying to steal the show from the stars. March, oh March...just give up already. But Easter is mine. My sixteenth birthday was on Easter. How cool is that! And this year Easter is the day after my birthday. I love dying eggs, I LOVE finding eggs, I love eating eggs. I love getting a new dress. I love candy. I LOVE EASTER.
This April is going to be extra special though. Emily and I are going to see PNB's production of Swan Lake. I have never seen it live. I am so excited. It is a classic. Not only is the music superior to ANY other ballet. The romance and story are unequaled. I am so excited. I knew they would be doing it this year. But I wasn't sure I would still be here. So that's one more tally mark for April...you rock!
But best of all. The Pièce de résistance. Something I (and the rest of my little clan) have been looking forward to since September of last year....drum roll please....WE ARE GOING ON A CRUISE!!!!!!! Just the thought of soaking in lots of glorious sunshine, visiting new places and getting to spend some good quality time with our friends the Flakes makes my toes tingle. In 14 days we will be boarding a plane to New Orleans and embarking on an epic adventure. I have to admit I might be looking forward to the kids club and prepared meals for a week the most. Maybe cruise ships are the real answer to every mother's dream. We are going to Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico to see what no Wilcox has ever seen before... In case you are keeping count, that's five stars for April.So I'm asking you what month could possibly be better than mine. And this April compared to all others is bound for the history books as the best of all time. VIVA April!