Friday, August 13, 2010
It’s my birthday …
While the anticipation for an adult birthday does not match that of a child’s excitement for their own birthday, it’s still absolutely a day worth celebrating. I think as an adult, birthdays can become just as much of a measuring tool as a milestone. A bit like New Year’s Eve but without the fireworks. Time for a stocktake. Time to count your blessings. And there is plenty to be grateful for.
In this book by Helen Oxenbury, the little boy tells all his friends that:
It’s my birthday, and I’m going to make a cake.
Beautiful watercolour illustrations from Helen Oxenbury. Lovely story about everyone contributing. A funny, hold-your-breath ending. And it does end with cake, so all’s well in the world.
Lucky me, look at the cake my clever brother-in-law made! Would you like the last piece?