Saturday, March 07, 2015

Akmal Turns Six

i can't believe the little baby i refuse to accept was turning one is now six year old! he's such a baby-big boy. on one hand, he's still being carried around by me, he still sleeps on my lap, he still asks to be fed, he goes around with at least one (sometimes three) soft toys, he's still addicted to his thomas but on the other, he talks like a grown up, he uses big words like 'interesting' 'excellent' 'awesome', he asks really tough questions.

i was just so not up to preparing for his birthday. he's been asking for a frozen-themed cake, more for olaf, but i wasn't planning on doing anything in school. until his teacher sent me a text asking if i was. then i thought, ok lah…final year in kindy and all. but i only made that decision the weekend before his birthday so there was no time to book a cake. on monday, i went to giant, grabbed some chocolates, cookies, small packet drinks and note books for his party packs and got a ready-made cake at kings. for that price, i would really have felt better if i called up for a specially made olaf cake and better party packs *sigh* see…laziness doesn't get you anywhere.

i went to his school about 9.30am, akmal's class would be out for snack at 10am. gave me enough time to put the cake up. i knocked on his class door first to let his teacher know i'll be in the canteen. his friends were all cheering and clapping, excitedly waiting for the cake cutting to begin. when they came into the canteen, they were all happily jumping, they even pulled out a chair for akmal to sit on, sit here, sit here. lovely kids, they are.

the cake cutting was short and sweet. the kids finished the cake, like totally gobbled it up and akmal took back the party packs to be distributed in his class. he was on cloud nine. made me feel extra guilty for not preparing for this earlier. but he was absolutely happy and i guess that's all that matters.

of course a birthday is never complete without dinner at chili's. probably 6 times a year, every year.

he did get a surprise cake, by the way. we were in damansara for pappy's birthday dinner the weekend before. as we were singing happy birthday, we changed the name of the birthday boy from pappy to akmal. needless to say, he was shocked but ecstatic. he got his frozen cake. he went home with the biggest smile that night. i can bet that's why he was ok with the low-key birthday celebration in school.

thanks, adik baby, you're a real joy to have around. you keep everyone on their toes, not knowing what information you'll come up with next. you're our very own dictionary and encyclopedia. i know you love your birthday present!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

amboi.... bile nak update ni? (Uncle ANdy)


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