Mr. Exhuberance has turned six.
The day before his birthday, he lost his front tooth. At the babysitter’s house. And then the Tooth Fairy forgot to come. We have really bad luck with tooth fairies around here. We’ve already had to fire one due to failure to fulfill responsibilities in a timely manner.
Was Joshua bothered by this? Not at all! It was his birthday, and he was excited.
He had to wait ALL DAY LONG to open his presents, so that almost all of his family could be there (Daniel had to work ’til nine, so he missed out). Again, not a word of complaint.
And finally, FINALLY when the time came to open his presents, he began opening his first gift only to discover a Capri Sun box. He exclaimed, “Wow! I get a whole box of Capri Suns all to myself!”
You just can’t get that kid down. It was really a Bionicle, by the way.
The big birthday party was on Saturday. Since I am a mean mom and don’t let my kids have birthday parties until they are in school, he had been waiting to have a party for A Long Time. He hand delivered each invitation, carefully selected an odd assortment of party favors, and woke up extra early to begin counting the hours until his party.
The hours ticked by very slowly, until at last there was a knock on the door. His first two guests had arrived. They were followed by two more, and two more after that, and soon everyone had arrived….
And then! Oh the noise! Oh the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
That’s one thing that boys love – the noise, noise, noise, noise.
They bashed with balloons, they searched for some frisbees,
Let’s not forget BINGO. And pictures, “Say cheese!”
They fed a big dino, they smashed a pinata,
Josh opened up presents – he got quite a lotta!
(Hey if Dr. Suess can do it, so can I.)
And after the eating and playing was done,
His friends all went home, and he thanked everyone.
Then he said, as he watched them all heading away,
“Hey Mom, guess what! This was an AWESOME birthday!”
Happy birthday, my little anti-grinch!