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.

4 comments:

John said...

Happy Birthday, Tom! with love from all your readers.

Heather said...

Yes, Happy Birthday to the amazing soon to be 3 year old Tom.

When exactly is the big day? Ethan's is August 12. So they not only do they look alike, they are both Leo's!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Tom!! What a big fella!! (I love his picture...SO cute!)

Drew's Mom said...

Happy Birthday Tom! Or should I say Happy Birthday to the donkey? Love both posts.