It’s been pretty quiet around here, and we are twiddling our thumbs trying to think of something tame to post about. But brace yourself, because Heather is probably going to cannonball back into the water shortly with another fun with politics post. But not until she has recovered from the birthday endurance test.
She has spent the last several days planning and executing a three-day birthday bash for her two girls, who are almost Irish twins, being one year and two days apart. So, Sunday was Lucy’s 5th bday with all the trimmings, today was the joint bday party with all the little-girl friends (more cake), and tomorrow is Ameera’s 4th birthday, and they will do it all over again, sparing no pains!
I believe the birthday liturgy involves pancakes in the morning followed by the great gift opening. Then in the evening is the family birthday dinner and birthday cake gala, followed by more presents. So not only did the parents have all this to manage, but they also decided to take the birthday opportunity to move the boys into their own room and surprise the bday girls with a newly painted pink bedroom with new sheets on the bunk beds. This of course involved some secrecy as well as many hours of painting, moving, organizing, and setting up. But it was a terrific surprise and major success, and now it is done. But there is still one more birthday party to go tomorrow. The last lap.
After this three-day cake and candle fest, I believe the parents are going to curl up into tight little balls and pull the blankets over their heads! Did you ever read the story about the little girl who wished it was Christmas every day and the fairy granted her wish? By a month into it people were throwing presents at each other and hating the sight of a stocking and sick to death of turkey. The birthday marathon is not nearly so bad, but tonight even the cousins were pretty wiped out from the afternoon festivities. By tomorrow night I’m afraid the smallest cousins will be confused. Are these birthday parties going to go on forever?
Meanwhile the birthday sisters are basking in their four and five-year-old glory, relishing every bit of it, and I say, hats off to the party parents!