Monday, May 25, 2015

birthday

It went fine, and calmly. She got a homemade card from a friend (I sent out requests - seems like too soon, though, as the others forgot), a lovely card from classmates and teachers from school that seemed to surprise and touch her, generous cash gifts from her granny and magnanimous uncle and aunt, and cash from us that will let her buy the computer gamey stuff she'd been planning to save for. She was gracious about it all, even blew out candles, but did say she didn't want the cake around. I promised to make her one specially when she's eating cake again - that seemed to go down ok. 

All is calm, she's playing a game she bought with her brother and I think we hit a balance of recognising the day without making a fuss. 

God. Emotional. 

6 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Sounds like it went quite well, considering!

Jo said...

Yup! Peaceful. Now I'm making Bodhi come out with me so she can secretly eat some cake. Sigh!

John Gray said...

The tightrope has been negiotiated
The storm is over

Mwa said...

Good for you for sticking with it. I think she must have appreciated it secretly.

Jo said...

I hope so. She's happy with her cash purchases now :)

jo(e) said...

Glad it went okay. Parenting can be tough work at times like that.