As my family sat around the table, each taking turns putting the rice paper into the hot water to soften and then filling up our spring rolls, I remember all of us smiling and laughing. They had all embraced my crazy dinner request with open minds and made it fun.
If the night could not have been better, one of my favorite desserts, dairy queen’s ice cream cake was pulled out of the freezer to light up with candles. I remember having the biggest slice of cake and saving the layer of gooey chocolate fudge and crumbled cookies until the very last bites. Most people associate their 21st birthday with a crazy night on the town having way too many drinks but mine was surrounded by my family, delicious food and an odd request being fulfilled without question.