I have a significant birthday coming up next month.
Not one too endeared by fuss, I chatted out the celebration arrangements for same with my husband and my mother this evening.
I asked for no a no frills arrangement and a birthday to be marked with my favourite and most important people in life; the Smallers.
We decided to go with a complete child friendly and inclusive day as a result.
Tonight, following the arrangement talks, I carried my four year old upstairs to bed.
As I laid her down to sleep, I told her about our plans and asked her if she liked them; I asked if she’d celebrate with me.
She squealed with delight at the thought and then appeared pensive and concerned for a moment..
“Mommy” she said “I don’t have any money. And I don’t know how to write- so I can’t write you a card”
“That’s ok, darling” I tell her.
“BUT” she interrupts, “I am going to get you THE BEST present EVER”
“What is it?!!” I ask.
“I can’t tell you” she says “it’s a REALLY big surprise”
“Please give me a clue?” I beg.
“Well….” she concedes.
“I’ll tell you…” She says.
“I am going to draw you a circle. And it’ll be THE BEST circle you’ve ever saw!!!!”
Lads – I’ll be honest here- I CAN NOT WAIT