The digger cake that took the cake

September 27, 2012

Dear Max

We’ve recovered from the sugar highs, the thank-you cards have been sent, and your new toys are already well played with. Your party at Sci-Bono was a hit. I think all a kid ever needs at his party are Flings, Fizzers, friends and an awesome cake, and we had all of that, plus some (like the food by Danielle from Moemas. The custard slices and biscuits derailed my diet in a serious way, and I’ll be facing the dietitian’s scale later this week).

The venue was amazing and kind of took care of the party – there was a tour around Sci-Bono and then a fun science demonstration. It’s also the kind of venue that parents enjoy as much as the adults too.

But it was the cake that took centre stage, and I’m pretty sure that the cake could have been the party itself. It came with sponge, sweets and chocolates, and Danielle built it around four diggers/excavators and a bridge. You played, you were mesmerised and you played some more.

And there were tears when others tried to play with your diggers. And truth is, I still have no idea how to deal with toddlers fighting over property. Does one encourage sharing? Are you entitled to your own toys, especially when it’s your birthday? But we let you have your cake diggers and eat play with them.

It was a wonderful celebration, and I felt proud and privileged each minute. Looking forward to many more, together…

xMom

You look a bit miserable here, but I swear you had a great time

Thanks to Sherene of Inner Eye Photography for the wonderful pics. More pics will be up on Rattle and Mum soon

 

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4 Comments

  • blackhuff

    A great birthday celebration for sure and I LOVE that cake of his.

    September 27, 2012 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Denita

    GORGEOUS cake, I love it! happy birthday little dude x

    September 27, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply
  • MeeA

    This might upset some people, but I’m one of those who believe that kids should not be forced to share their things.
    If you’d just got a new gadget/toy/item of clothing/something nice and your mother/father/friend/some random person told you that you *had* to let your next door neighbour/friend/cousin play with/borrow/have it, what would you tell them?
    Also, how confusing must it be when you’re 3 and, when you want to help yourself to that other kid’s new toy, you get reprimanded, but when you want the diggers on your fabulous birthday cake all to yourself, you’re told you have to share? Where’s the concept of ownership and how do kids learn it when they’re given conflicting instructions on the subject?
    I’m glad you let Max have his diggers. It’s important that kids know that their stuff is *theirs*.
    Glad the birthday was a happy one – wishing him many, many more!

    September 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm Reply
  • Karen at MomAgain@40

    Happy BDay!
    That is a cake that takes the cake. Brilliant!
    Great photos!

    September 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm Reply
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