I had a lot going on during what should have a been a day of birthday celebrations for Jojy, thankfully he's only 3 and unaware of pretty much anything but presents and cake. Still, being a mom, and feeling like I should have done more to celebrate, I just indulged his every whim where ever we went.
That's how he scored this pink teddy bear sucker.
What kid doesn't love a giant bouquet of balloons? I let him pick any balloon he wanted at the party store (even though he wasn't getting a party...)
I always let my kids pick any kind of cake they want. They never say "chocolate" or "carrot cake", they always tell me the decoration. Jojy requested a "Money cake". Money? I asked several different times, just to be sure. And when he saw the finished cake he was THRILLED. It was very funny. And my hubby the finance guy said "That's my boy". Hahaha.
Seriously not my best effort, but he's three, what does he know?
I had to be at a song practice that evening, so I told the family after dinner (which he picked- Dino Nuggets...ugh) that when I got back we could have birthday cake. Well, when I got home at 8:30, no one knew where Jojy was. We found that he'd put himself to bed. He's NEVER done that before. So we lit his candles, sang "Happy Birthday" in whispers and his brothers blew out the candles.