I am proud to say that we didn't brought up the Tatapilla to expects presents but after this party, I don't know if that is still the case. When asked yesterday what present does he want, he said, I already got a present.
He received nice presents so we are greatful. He likes them all and have been playing with them. No blackberry covers though.
The big party was at the Hippos House, an indoor playground. I am happy with this decision as it was raining early that morning.
We invited a couple of his schoolmates and it was good turn-out. Most of the kids that came are actually his best mates. A good bonding time outside of school. His best friend ever who moved to south side of Brissie also came despite the long drive. It was a good reunion.
He had a ball what with sugar loaded food. It was such a big day that I hope he'll remember for a long time.
And the good part for me is no cleaning up. We paid for it too - thankful that I don't have the hassles of the almost collections agencies bother.
The Tatapilla turned 4 this year. We didn't have a big day on the actual birthday. We woke him with greetings and he asked for a cake which of course, I haven't bought. We were not prepared as I was thinking that we're throwing him a party three days after anyway. One of the teachers bought him a cake so he can blow candles on. I was thankful.
That night, we dropped by the shops to buy a small cake and cupcakes for school the next day. It was a fun day. He had his present the day before. We were thinking of (thick yoga mats, NOT) a real laptop but when Mcj saw a toy laptop, he bought it and it is a hit. So who needs to spend half a grand for a real laptop then?
Who would have thought that my almost 4 year old will be watching a tv series created in the 60s? Well, maybe his dad as it was him who encouraged the Tatapilla to do so. Now he is hooked line and sinker specifically. He plays pretend as the characters in the series. I am not even aware what the rating of this show is but it seems he likes it. Well, in our house.. there is really no censorship whatsoever. It always boils down to teaching him what is right and wrong (including choosing ATV Parts if he's out with dad buying tools). He'll be exposed to it anyway. In a way, we are teaching him young. We are a non-conventional parents anyway - the Tatapilla is being treated as one of us but of course, with a spash of discipline now and then.