Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Being her half birthday she got to choose what we had for dinner and what cake we would have for dessert.
We love celebrating half birthdays in the Huey house, they are fun and something to look forward to.
Kids don't always get to make decisions, but on your half birthday in our house your gift is that you get to decide lots of things for the day. You get to decide what we have for dinner, you decide where Mum buys the cake from and you decide what we watch on TV before your bed time. You get to decide which school uniform you will wear - sports uniform when Mum wants you to wear your winter pinafore for example.
Popps requested her current favourite meal for dinner to celebrate her half birthday this year. Wombok Cabbage Salad. And that is what she got. An entire plate filled with cabbage salad.
We also had a pasta as the rest of us were not so keen to only eat wombok.
Together the girls made special place mats to decorate the table and used the left over party supplies from their birthdays 6 months ago - including the paper plates for our dessert, an excellent choice considering I was left with the washing up.
For your half birthday, the cake is bought from the supermarket so your choice is limited but when you are seven that is still exciting and we feasted on mud cake that required me to do nothing other than slice it up. Like usual the kids ate the icing off the top and that was it.
TV before bed was Prank Patrol, the funniest show out if you are seven.
If it's your half birthday you also get to decide if you can be bothered having a shower or not and push for a later bedtime.
Turning 'a half' also means you are getting closer to your real birthday and you can start thinking about it, so tonight we have heard all the options that the little Misses would like to do in six months time. It will be interesting to see how many times that changes, but if history repeats, Popps will not budge from now until then and have her entire party well planned by October.
What are you celebrating this week?