When it comes to my children’s birthdays I go all out. I love throwing a massive party and having everyone come over and celebrate with us. When my step daughter lived with us we would have her friends over every second weekend and at the end of every term for a party. So in the run up to my son’s special day I had every intention to plan something special for his day. Only problem was that the renovations dragged on (as they usually do) and the plans fell through.
We were renovating on his birthday. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve renovated before and it took a good six months to complete and I was pregnant at the time so I should have known better. At least we had a cake, which my mom baked and his dad sent an amazing gift set of all his favourite things so he was none the wiser. All he wanted to do was play with his new toys all day.
This taught me that the little things matter. He just wanted to be outside playing with his toys and he ate cake throughout the week and that was it. The cake didn’t go as planned either, because I misplaced the piping set so I had to spread the icing and just put the edible print out on top. The Little One didn’t care, he was just happy to have a cake in the first place. My favourite moment of the day was being able to Skype his dad while blowing the candles so he could be involved with the Little One’s birthday even though he is far away.
My plans may have been dashed, but it was a good birthday and the Little One went to bed happy that’s all that matters.
Love and Blessings,