Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Now we are six*

*With apologies to AA Milne. Whose classic children's book is one of Littleboy 1's birthday presents today.

*Now we are six, we love Angry Birds. We are the author of several books on the subject, all illustrated in great detail and stapled together lovingly. We are confidently expecting an Angry Birds themed cake for our birthday, but we may not get one, as Mummy is just not that creative (and yes, I have seen the video made by that enterprising father). Possibly Daddy will come up trumps. We also like to build Angry Birds structures in the garden, using planks of wood from the fence and rocks from the landlady's flower beds. This is not always popular with Mummy and Daddy, although they secretly admire our creativity.

*We remain a cheap date. When asked where we want to go for our birthday treat supper, we opt for one of the town's most cheap and cheerful pizzerias.

*We are a promising footballer (much to our parents' surprise, as neither excelled at sports when young). After the not entirely successful stint at basketball, we show great prowess on the soccer field, having taken to it like a duck to water. And if that doesn't work out, we are also a talented skier, impressing all instructors with our ability as well as our enthusiasm.

*We are learning to read and write, something that thrills our Mother. We love to create books, and she was honoured to star in one of them, the bestselling tome All About Mummy. We also like to read the Biscuit series of books, which to our delight features the words Woof Woof on every page.

*We have a lot of energy. This is great, except when the school, for reasons best known to itself, decides that it won't have outdoor play for six weeks because it's cold outside. We then present our teacher with some challenging behaviour, rushing around like a mad thing and bouncing off the classroom walls. Remarkably, this behaviour disappears once outdoor play is resumed.

*We are constantly covered with bruises from knee to ankle. Not to mention that scar on the forehead and other weekly injury hotspots. All that sport and rushing around like a crazy person takes its toll, you know. But, most of the time, we don't seem to mind. In fact, we take life's knocks with remarkable equanimity. As long as we are allowed to play a little bit of Angry Birds on the iPad......

13 comments:

Metropolitan Mum said...

Happy Birthday, Littleboy1!!

PS: I thought you were pregnant with twins...

Home Office Mum said...

Got to love 6! Many happy returns to the birthday boy

Expat mum said...

I must say I was also expecting an announcement of some sort. Happy birthday to the growing boy! Which reminds me of something else I have to do for a birthday coming up in early June. Yikes!)

Tanya (Bump2Basics) said...

I thought maybe you had bought some animals...happy birthday Littleboy 1! Keep the home-made books coming. I still have some I did around that age. Oh, and I am jealous about the NY pizza!

London City Mum said...

Yay! Happy birthday!

LCM x

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

Happy Birthday Little Boy 1! my 2 have birthdays the 1st wk of May too. Sorry to b epig-ignorant but what are Angry Birds? A children's story or tv prog? I watched the creative dad birthday cake assemblage wch made me feel v inadequate after my 400yr old v wonky cottage creation for my daughter last w/e!

Nota Bene said...

Birthday wishes to the Littleboy...and glad to hear his English genes means he is a soccer master

nappy valley girl said...

Met Mum - God forbid!!

HOM - It seems like a great age.

Expat Mum - luckily, no....

Tanya - yes, I made the homemade books too. An early form of blogging perhaps!

LCM - thanks

Paradise - Ah, Angry Birds. It's a game that can be played on the iPhone or iPad (we have the latter). Very basic (you have to kill green pigs using the angry birds as artillery) but it seems to have huge appeal to 6 year old boys (not to mention much older boys too!) His whole class are mad for it.

NB - yes, it must be the British genes - clearly he wasn't built for basketball.

Lynn said...

Six weeks of no recess - holy moly!

The mum of all trades said...

I love 6, old enough to have great discussions with and young enough to still be filled with wonder at everything and still be cute.

PantsWithNames said...

Happy Birthday LB1. Now you are six you are as clever as clever, so I think you should remain 6 now forever and ever. x

nappy valley girl said...

Lynn - you're telling me

Mum of all trades - you're right. It is a lovely age.

Pants - the only one to be able to quote from the original! I knew I could count on you.

geekymummy said...

Awe, 6! Such a big boy! Happy birthday.