Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 25, 2012 ~ What do you want for your birthday?

There's some big event coming up at the end of the week. What could that be?

I've been trying to explain to Billy about his birthday. It's not an easy concept to explain. It's not a color. It doesn't make a noise. You can't see it or hear it or touch it. It's not a food. How do you explain a birthday?

Well, he knows the numbers one and two. So I started there. Today you're one. This weekend you will be two. Blank stare.

Okay. For your birthday you get balloons and cake and people bring you presents. It's a big day. Blank stare.

What do you want for your birthday? Quizzical stare.

Do you want cake? "No. No cake."

Do you want a new book? "No. No new book."

Do you want balloons? "Balloons? No. No balloons."

Do you want a new toy? "No, no toy."

Well, what do you want?

He thinks a moment and then shouts, "apple pie!"

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