Today is Older Daughter's 21st birthday! Our little girl is now a legal adult!
So what did she do on her 21st birthday? Well, she worked. It's Monday, after all. But yesterday was another thing altogether.
Earlier this year she fell in with a board game group -- literally, a bunch of nerds who gather together in coffee houses or other free spaces and spend hours playing board games. She's the youngest of the group, which has ages ranging from (now) 21 up through mid-60s. It's a fine group of people, and they do other activities together as well -- hit the Appalachian Trail for day or weekend hikes, attend the Renaissance Faire, etc.
So this group threw Older Daughter a party. They started by attending the latest Star Wars movie (which she admitted was better than she expected) then repaired to someone's apartment for cake and -- what else -- board games. Someone gave her a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream (which of course she couldn't sample since she was driving home), and someone else gave her a knitting kit (she doesn't know how to knit but expressed an interest in learning).
So there you have it. Our baby girl is now a legal adult!
Happy birthday, honey. We love you.