Ref: Year 3: Birthday #1 Account
Kee’s first 3rd birthday party was celebrated with great pomp and splendor on her father’s birthday yesterday. She did not exactly steal his thunder, but yeah….she cut the cake, wore a lovely dress, a crown and beamed as she cut the cake with her 22 3 ft friends watching with a look that combines all of the above emotions:
Anticipation, joy, enthusiasm and a weeny bit of jostling to get a good view of the cake!
Yesterday, I went along to her school, and just observed her class for a few minutes. I had taken leave yesterday because
(a) It was my dear husband’s birthday
(b) I had leave that was overflowing
(c) I was sick of all the tamasha at work and just wanted a day off
(d) I really wanted to meet Kee’s friends at school.
Her teacher casually mentioned that if I wanted, I could celebrate Kee’s birthday at school. So, we had a birthday party with 22 avatars in her classroom yesterday evening at 3:00 p.m. Her father could have attended the function, but he had an important customer call. So, the guy whose birthday it really was, did not get a chance at the cake. But Kee performed admirably and glowed in all attention and finery.
The children were all standing around the table, each one trying to poke a finger into the cake (Luckily I had not yet opened it) Their teacher (bless them both) came and told them
” Children … Please don’t touch the cake. Can everyone stand with their hands tied behind? Thank you!”
Lo and behold: All eager 3 year olds stood with their hands tied behind themselves!
The cake was served and all the little ones sat and ate them while I chatted with them all. A number of them said they were Kee’s friends.
Towards the end of the party, a Barney song was sung (lead by me and sung by all the pre-schoolers)
A word of thanks to Monsier Thaatha who assisted in buying the party items at short notice and Madame Paati who quickly put the goodie bags together.
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PS: You may call her and wish her a happy birthday starting from 25th Sept through Nov 16th for the Financial Year 2007.
Reference blog: http://nourish-n-cherish.blogspot.com/2005/10/here-cake-there-cake.html