Today, I am 10. Yesterday, I picked out a pink dress with spaghetti straps. It has bright, 3D magenta flowers woven on the front. Today, I am 10. It is a hot summer day in mid-July. I expect a big party with many presents and cake. Today, I am 10. Last night, my cousin slept over. Having fun by staying up till 9 and sleeping until 6am. I race into the living room, through the streamers that cover my door. Today, I am 10. Mom and Dad are relaxing on the couch, next to my 6 year old brother. I look up to the mantle, where my presents always are. Except, they’re not… “Where are they!??” I demand. “There is only one present.” Mom replies. “What?!” I exclaim, “What is it??” “A ticket to Taylor Swift’s Red concert.” she said calmly. I, the miniature birthday tyrant, cry until there are no more tears. This isn’t what I wanted. Today, I am 10 and my birthday is ruined.