Monday, August 06, 2007
'When its my birthday I be three!'
This has been Tom's stock answer to the question 'how old are you?' for the past couple of months. Its also been his stock answer for a number of other questions too though, including 'What's your last name?' and 'Where are we going tomorrow?'... He knows that he has been told the appropriate response to a number of things - its just that sometimes people ask the wrong question.
He seems to have nailed the concept now. It has been birthday season for Nik's ante-natal class for a few weeks now and with each party the understanding that soon it will be his special day has grown. We went and confused matters by having a 'Hey, look how great Tom is' party last weekend. We made the foolish assumption that friends and family would understand that this wasn't a birthday party. Just because it was within 10 days of the actual birthday, had a party clown and a cake and people leapt to their own conclusions...
So now Tom knows his birthday is impending. He's nailed the fact that today he is two, 'tomorrow I be three', 'I will blow out the candles' and 'open the tellytubby present'.
Excitement levels are high.