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4th Birthday

Today we are celebrating Theo's fourth birthday. Are fourth birthdays the first you remember? I can remember my own. How can this hand, I can recall asking myself, possibly be four years old? Nothing else I owned seemed that old.

Anyway, Theo descends on us shortly with his Mum, Dad and Grandma, his uncle and aunt, their post operative recovery dog, two of Theo's friends and the friends' Mum. I have washed the kitchen floor in his honour.

What is the first birthday you can remember? And did you feel ancient then?

Posted at 16th Feb 2013 - 10:42AM   Posted by Fennie   4th Birthday Comments: 5

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Sounds like you're in for a busy day FennieVery Happy

The first birthday I remember is my fifth and I wore my yellow tutu (it was fancy dress!) but my earliest clear memory is visiting an old Lady in a very dark house but she had a lovely little childs table and chair and the table had crayons and paper waiting for me and when they had tea I had milk and a slice of battenburg cake cut into its individual squares so I had a little plate of cakes all to my self and was allowed to eat them all!... I was three.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 16th Feb 2013 at 12:20PM

Faith's Avatar Happy Birthday to little Theo - I remember when he was bornSmile I am trying to remember some birthdays..... I remember getting ready for a birthday party at my home when I suppose I must've been about 6 or 7, and feeling nervous as I am not the most sociable type and having all my friends at my own home was probably pretty stressful. I can't remember if it went well or not. Probably went ok otherwise I might remember! I can also remember being at school on one birthday and the girls all telling the nun in charge to be nice to me because it was my birthday. She was never nice on ANY day - horrible woman! And I remember my 18th birthday, but that's about it. I didnt start feeling ancient til I was 40...... wish I was 40 now, it seems YOUNG!!!

Posted by: Faith on 16th Feb 2013 at 12:23PM

Fennie's Avatar Ah yes, to be forty is to be a mere flipperty-jibbet. It is so easy to confuse being forty with being thirty-nine, so you can easily postpone the dawn of middle age and claim an extra year under the duvet of youth.

And thinking about it, I loved (still do) Battenburg cake. That would make me happier than anything. Did I have a cake when I was four? I suppose so. A rationed cake, no doubt, made with powdered egg and lard. I'm not sure I had a party.
I seemed to spend a lot of time alone, I remember. I've always found it easy to identify with Eeyore.

Posted by: Fennie on 16th Feb 2013 at 12:37PM

Camilla's Avatar Happy 4th Birthday to you Theo, enjoy all your yummy birthday cake. Don't forget to blow out the candles.

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Posted by: Camilla on 16th Feb 2013 at 03:13PM

Camilla's Avatar Probably when I was about 5 years of age and my mother reading to me Nursery Rhymes, especially There was a man lived on the Moon. Later when I was a few years older and telling my mother that if I was going to Girl Guides I would not go unless I had some new red shoes.!Very Happy Never felt ancient then, only felt more invisible when I reached 60.

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Feb 2013 at 12:59AM

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