We survived another birthday....no, no not mine, his. You know his, as in RyLeigh Eoan.
He is so like his Momma was when she was a kid, sometimes. Especially at special days. If I squinch my eyes up and made things look all schmoochie and look at him....he's his Mom with short hair. Same exuberant, obnoxiousness with a side order of holy cow kid can't you get it together???? And the answer to that one is NO. That particular item is not listed as an extra if you order the small child in column one, with the birthday special in column two. You don't get eggroll with that, you get histrionics with a side of calm down. And of course a sampling of slap yo mama (not the hot sauce).
He did really well in the morning and then it must have occurred to him. Hey, it's my birthday, I'm supposed to be off the wall because it's my birthday and by golly it's expected in this family.
As the day progressed he got more amped. Oh stars. By the time they had returned from an outing to the ABQ Aquarium and lunch watching the fishies swim by while eating, he was wound up. Sissy didn't go with them, she was with Ms. Mildred painting and dying fabric after having spent the night with a friend. By the time Papa got home from work, holy damn moly. And wait for it, by the time he opened his presents, Judas Priest he was gnawing the wrapping paper off his explorer outfit and pirate ship. Mistook his sister's "home made" present (which is the cutest Minion from the movie Despicable Me, sewn by hand and fabric crayon drawn) for the wrapping to something and ripped it in half.
Okay call out the national guard. The adults sucked all the air out of the room as he ripped, he casually took note that he may have just made a faux pas and his sister then blossomed into the all time best drama mistress that has ever performed a mini series entitled, "oh why, oh why???????" Screaming, crying and the renting of clothing and a quick trip down the hall as she "took to her bed". He said sorry and kept right on ripping. tee hee.
His Momma had made him a pirate cake and like a true 7 year old boy said when asked if he wanted some cake......nah, I'm playing. If GK had already not played out the Sarah Heartburn role, we might have had two of them taken to their beds. No, she wasn't that bad but she was noticeable disappointed and was very quiet the rest of the evening. And the kids were left to get over the drama.
Ry played, Gerea glared, Momma was quiet and Papa and I wondered what it used to be like when we were just two old cutie pies all alone in a house sans birthday drama.
We always have our alone time after the lights go out at Casa de Cuckoo and we just started giggling and couldn't stop. After all, we couldn't go there in front of the family right?????? Bwahahahahahahahaha. Payback is well............hahahahahahahahaha.
Sorry there are no pictures. I just was glued to my viewing area and completely forgot. The train wreck was just to complelling.