Seb’s birthday turned out good.
Looking back on my blog all the recent posts have been about birthdays. From July to October we have a birthday every three weeks, its a very busy time of year for us. Other half kicks it off on the 19th July then there is no rest till all six of us have celebrated our special days (or not as in my case).
I was cruel to Seb. I didn’t bake him a cake or cupcakes, I bought a cake instead but refrained from letting him know.
I waited until the Friday night and I told him that I was so sorry that I didn’t have time to bake. He said that was okay and not to worry about it and that he would be just fine. All day Saturday, which was his actual birthday I dropped in now and again that we didn’t have his cake or cupcakes done. Each time Seb was really grown up and gracious about it. He was given some chocolate from a friend so he even agreed that I would use the chocolate bar and put a candle in it to sing Happy Birthday to him. We had a nice meal and afterwards I disappeared off to ‘prepare the chocolate’. Everyone was in on the secret.
When I walked back into the room with his cake this is what his face was like …
You could not have faked that look for a million pounds. He was thrilled with his cake and not one bit cross that I had tricked him.
We got him a kindle as his main gift, which he was delighted with. He also got plenty of books, chocolate and a few other bits.
This year we didn’t really plan any birthday parties. Money was a bit tight for a while and to be fair I thought the children could have a choice of what to do now they are getting older. Each child opted for a day out or a shopping trip. Seb chose to go to the transport museum, despite visiting the museum on a previous birthday he still loved it.