looks at life for women of a certain age. Observations and wry stories that might ring bells with some.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Birthday Suit Birthday
Grandson preparing to blow candles
If you don't have a family member, aged 2, with a birthday in the sweltering summer months, you perhaps won't relate to these pictures. My granddaughter's second birthday was to my ears, complete chaos, with parents milling around, keeping eagle eyes on their offspring re the swimming pool, while the other granny and I tried and failed to find a quiet corner in which to chat. How great is it to be of an age when clothes mean nothing and innocence is the order of the day. My granddaughter had to be hauled out of the swimming pool to blow out the candles on her cake. As you might expect, her 4-year-old brother couldn't resist and as she drew breath, he blew out the candles for her. I loved the second pic - taken 4 minutes after the first. I promise we had not given her anything alcoholic! There must have been 20 grown-ups and countless children at this party. This great hit was the hire of the kiddie rides. My granddaughter was reportedly riding away by herself in the dark, after all the guests had finally gone home. And yes, I am mindful of how much bare, baby flesh to reveal on the Internet.