Today is one of my son’s birthday. Presents called him out of bed early in the morning before his baby sister who wakes up well before him. He rushed us to open his presents and he was chuffed to see his ‘surprises.’ Well, he asked for Cars 2 DVD though we didn’t get it until 8 o’clock last night. So instead of going to my writing club I drove round nearby towns searching for the DVD in supermarket shelves. After three supermarkets I finally found the DVD. I kissed it. I did. I know I’m sad, but I’m his mummy. However, his daddy was so much more organised and bought toys and games online. His sister had written and painted his favourite things and people on a canvas which was really lovely.
Birthdays were not that important in Mongolia when I was little. My parents took my photo in black and white and cooked rice pudding for me. That was my birthday cake.
How about you? How did you celebrate your birthday? What can you remember? What presents did you like most?