Party Like a Five Year Old

Last week, as I mentioned, it was Miss Saarah’s birthday. Being a five year old girl(and not a 30 year old man) she was very excited. She had made a few requests of things that she’d like to do for her birthday, and I was only too happy to oblige.

Saarah’s List of Birthday Awesomeness

1. Drive the car. As you can see in the picture above, this was accomplished. There she sat, birthday crown firmly planted upon her tiny head, and grinning like an idiot as we careened down the highway. I told her that perhaps we should slow down, otherwise we’re likely to get a speeding ticket, and given that a five-year-old child was driving, probably a whole lot more. “The coppers will have to catch us first!” was her only reply.

2. Go to an upscale restaurant and dine on caviar, fine wine, and maybe some ice cream. Done and done! When we arrived at the restaurant, she didn’t so much have caviar and fine wine, as she did pizza and apple juice. The ice cream though? Oh yes, I made darn sure that she had her ice cream. The wait-staff all sang as they brought it and set it before her, eager for her approval. Upon completion of their noble task, she assured them that she approved, and they were now free to go about their business. You might think that perhaps she could have been more polite, but she was wearing a crown.

3. Arrange for a raucous party to be held at the house, with everyone who’s everyone in attendance. Accomplished. I wasn’t entirely certain that we were going to make it to the end with everyone still alive, but once again, divine intervention was evident, and we made it through. A small house with ten 5 year old children running around, jumping on things, shouting, screaming, generally having a good time, ugh, it’s enough to drive a man to drink! At one point, I thought that we must have made it through at least half an hour of this ridiculousness, but to my surprise, and utter horror, only 10 minutes had elapsed.

While I may have exaggerated on some of the points, she had a great birthday. So great, in fact, that she tells me that she’d like to do it all again next year!

Yeah, we’ll see about that.

6 Responses to “Party Like a Five Year Old”
  1. alienorajt says:

    Oh, I love this! Wish I’d been a fly on the wall. Alienora

  2. lovingthem says:

    Sounds like a great time!

  3. As a dad to two boys under 3 i can well imagine the hypersonic levels of excitement involved here, nice work.

  4. I’ve also just noticed your tagline ‘…the ridiculous fruits of my loins’, fantastic!

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