Monday, April 27, 2009

Birthday Fever

My almost 3 year old is obsessed with the idea of HER birthday.

Hardly a day goes by when she doesn't ask when her birthday is, tell us what kind of cake she wants for her birthday or tell us she thinks it's time for her birthday NOW.

Each birthday that we celebrate prior to hers is a source of frustration, anticipation and excitement for her.

I just never expected to see her, at this age, so consumed by the idea of an upcoming birthday.... shouldn't she still be a little more .... unaware??

So far this year she's watched her brother, 2 cousins, her father and last night, an uncle, blow out the candles on their cakes. She's also witnessed her brothers on their way to attend the birthday celebrations of several friends - with their wrapped presents in tow.

And each time someone else's special day comes, she gets a hopeful light in her eye as she asks "Is it MY birthday??"

And each time I have to tell her "No, but yours is coming soon honey" .... and I try to tell her whose birthday's are still left to come before hers... to countdown, so to speak, the snail's paced passage of time (in her mind) to that special day of hers.

We're almost there.... she should only have to witness the candles being blown out for her Grandmother prior to her own.... and in our house, hers IS the next birthday.

We still have over 6 weeks to go until the day, but time will fly.

This morning, as I was drinking my morning coffee, she came up the stairs after raiding my gift wrapping supplies with her arms filled with 5 carefully selected gift bags..... for her *chuckle*

"Here Mommy, I dot presents for my birthday.... I dot one wit a 'noman on it (Christmas bag)... I yike 'nomen.... an a pink one.... an boons (balloons). You have to doe topping mommy... an fill dem - fill dem awl up!"

Apparently she thinks this whole "waiting for her birthday" business is taking way too long - she's taking matters into her own hands to speed up and facilitate the process.

I guess all I have to do is go shopping to fill all her present bags and presto - it's her birthday. Well that and come up with this "rainbow" cake she's been talking about since Christmas :)


Anonymous said...

Oh do I EVER have a rainbow cake recipe for you! It will DELIGHT your little princess!

Is it really ONLY six weeks until all of our kids turn THREE?

Shell said...

my SIL used that only she arragnege the cupcakes in an arch and frosted them to be a rainbow as well

Mbdiamond said...

I'd love to see the recipe N! And Shelly, I was tossing around a cupcake idea too... We've ordered cupcake-cakes for the kids' past 3 birthdays - but a rainbow should be pretty simple and I do love doing cakes :)