Our First Birthday
Last year, we decided to invent a date of birth for each child, so that in 2012 we could begin to celebrate. Some of the children helped pick their own date. We put all the info into a file and left it at that. On Dec 31st 2011, Claude announced that tomorrow was his birthday and he would be 9 years old. We had forgotten. We hastily bought a present, baked a cake and everyone made birthday cards. On January 1st, we made him feel special and everyone was amazed about the candles in the cake. It was a great day. After they had gone to bed, we looked at the birthday file and discovered that Claude had selected July 1st as his birthday!