They are not just different genders, they are different species....
A 9 year old girl is a lovely thing, (in general.) At parties she happily decorates cakes and biscuits and dresses her babyborn. I know that 9 is starting to be the beginning of the end for this but it is nice to see while it continues....
Decorating cakes for baby born.
Baby born has "Happy Birthday" sung to her, she is 7 as well, she came to the hospital when DS was born and has been well loved ever since, hence the cake and candles, she even received presents!
A 7 year old boy is a completely different thing, they need someone to jump on, something (preferably gross) to slide in, something to climb in and sticks and things to throw/drag or burn, especially when a crazy mother has picked them all up from the confines of their classroom on the last day of term.
Fortunately, while it occasionally drizzled at the birthday party, it didn't actually pour so plenty of marshmallows met an early incinerated end and a football also met the same fate but between the bonfire, games that involved instructions like 'run a kilometre to that piece of machinery and count the sewing tynes' (how many are there kids?)
and a great dad that played football
with them in the middle of the paddock, (successfully turning them all black) ....then consuming the spooky castle cake (with cool candles that had flames the same colour as the candle) and the party was termed a success!
And if the owner of the Birthday child had to sit down and consume several beverages when the last of the 19 little darlings was picked up then that will never be mentioned again!
For getting to the end of the party post I will share this little colour play, using a couple of recent purchases, has potential I think. Have a great weekend, tracey