Eighteen is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, 3, 6 and 9.
Three of these divisors (3, 6 and 9) add up to 18, hence 18 is a semiperfect number.
The number 18 might be semiperfect, but you, my darling are perfect! Happy happy birthday. I believe as your mother, who went through 10 hours of labour, has earned every right to show the world these baby photos. Just remember, I love you!
Yes, you have always been a happy baby, always smiling and laughing. You did not need looking after so much, you played quietly in a corner surrounded by all your disembodied Barbie doll heads and, little did we know at the time, talking to your imaginary friend!
Even then, your hair had a mind of its own. You know there are worse photos than these but I figured you’d hate me forever if I shared those. I loved braiding your hair back then, but now you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a ponytail. But you are still as pretty.
See what I mean about the hair? Okay one photo was repeated, I was in a rush to get these collages done. I remember your first birthday party. You were so happy! And I had to hold your little hands as everyone sang happy birthday to you because you wanted nothing more than to swipe at all that icing.
I have no idea what was happening in that first photo, but I know it was during Papa’s lunch break. See how silly Ate Viel is? And Joseph is wondering what the heck is going on! Sorry, I told you there’d be embarrassing photos.
Oooh remember when hair was this long? I think we got it all chopped off just after this photo was taken. I liked it this way, esp when you brush it properly and put it all away from your pretty face!
And look at the beautiful young woman you have grown up to become! I can hardly take any credit for this. You have created your own style and it is beautiful! I’m so proud of you. Happy birthday, my Eibee. I love you so much.