Friday, March 23, 2007


I had a very serious discussion with Jim The Small Child Nephew the other day, in which he informed me that he was in the process of eating a Popsicle, which was, quote, "blue", and also "cold." I pressed him on the issue, but further details were apparently a matter of national security, for he wandered away from the phone at this point.

He is in the process of compiling the guest list for his third birthday party, which he refers to to as "James gets presents." This, occasionally, is shortened by one syllable to the other vital facet of the day: "Birthday cake." Currently he's working on holding up three fingers, but it appears he's inherited his aunt's woeful fine motor skills, because he has yet to master two fingers, and instead compensates by simply pointing both index fingers in the air. At least he's showing aptitude for the most important aspect of his sixteenth birthday.

McQueen party at:


Anonymous said...

I could eat birthday cake every day (and all day long)! As long as the frosting isn't that icky fake whipped cream-ish stuff. Nope, it's gotta be the real sugary shortening stuff that hurts your teeth.

Dang, no birthday parties in my future!


Craig said...

I don't get the 16th birthday reference.

Anonymous said...

When my nephew lerned three, he held his fingers up and then held his middle finger down with his thumb. Now we all do it.

Trust me when I tell you that the cake will seem very unimportant once he sees the presents. I learned very quickly how important presents can bee when I came home from vacation and told the niece I had presents for her. After I gave her everything, she asked when she was getting her real presents, cause the stuff I gave her wasn't wrapped.

I have found that wrapping paper in his favorite cartoon character scores big points with the little ones. I also find sending candy makes you very cool in the eyes of the child, but not the parents.

Enjoy 3, it really is a fun age.

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