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Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Host with the Most
Remember reading about all the work we went to for M. Edium's birthday party last month? Well, M. Edium returned the favor for his mom. I think he put in just as much effort as we did, if you use a sliding scale adjusted for age of the person putting in the effort.
Of course, they both got help from me. While Trash took it easy for a little while, M. Edium and I went upstairs to his room to work on preparing it for the party he wanted to host for her right there. This involved the two of us cleaning up his room, making his bed, and organizing all his books, toys, and stuffed animals. So already, Trash not having to do any of those things was making this one of her best birthdays ever.
Once that was done, M. Edium and I made a few decorations to hang up on his already art-festooned walls (theme: Christmas), then moved his tiny table and chairs from the hallway into his room so we could all sit and drink apple juice. He brought one of this morning's donuts up and stuck some candles in it. Then he went up to his mom and bellowed into her face, "PARTY TIME!" which I think she would have appreciated more had she not just dozed off into a nap a short time before.
She wanted to shower before coming to the party, so while she did that, M. Edium made me hunker in his lower bunk with him, forbidding me to say a word, even when she called out wondering where we were. He wanted to say "surprise" when she walked in. When she arrived a few minutes later, she was indeed surprised, if only by the fact that he was bothering to try to surprise her after telling her in advance everything he'd been planning to do.
After we sang her "Happy Birthday," and she blew out the imaginary candle flames and opened her presents from him (a snap bracelet, a Christmas ornament, and a couple of pencils), so far the party was a huge success, but we didn't know what to do next. Until M. Edium had the idea that the stuffed animals should all take turns expressing their birthday wishes for Trash. Which was very sweet and cute, even if there was a surprising amount of overlap between their wishes for her and the stuff M. Edium has already requested for Christmas.
M. Edium asked if she liked her party, and she sincerely said it was her best birthday party ever.
I think he might even have done us one better, because unlike us, who vowed never to do anything like that again. M. Edium promised to repeat this special experience for his mom.
Tomorrow. posted by M. Giant 10:15 PM 3 comments
Awwwww, M.Edium is the sweetest!
I'll take two please! Seriously, so cute! Happy Birthday, Trash!
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