The Magic of Parenting.
As a parent of a toddler, hearing birds chirp in spring makes you stop in your tracks. You find puddles rather than avoiding them. And you throw a birthday party for your daughter’s “children,” complete with candles, singing, and pie. “Jason,” the stuffed dinosaur, is turning 5 years old, and “Piggy," a wooden elephant, has the same birthday, but with an undetermined age. Ellie spends the evening making gifts and getting her “children” ready for dinner and dessert. Once we ha