My li’l girl will soon be turning 4, and as always, I am more excited than the celebrant=)
She’s an easy to please kid, and when I first asked where her birthday will be held…she’s okay with the idea of spending it here at home with a candle to blow on her “brown”cake. But her dad was at fault for putting ideas on her cute li’l head. He asked if she wants it held at every kid’s favorite place to be, JOLLIBEE! What a rhetorical question! And so, every time you ask her now, she wants it in Jollibee, with Popo as her guest of honor, (That’s the mascot with French fries on his head! And for those who aren’t familiar with Jollibee, that’s the Philippines counter part of McDonald’s) plus her friends around the neighborhood. I would love for her to experience that but I don’t really find it wise to do at this time when everybody’s affected with the global crisis, at the same time remembering last years party at a certain venue we rented for a bigger area, decorated, and arranged to perfection…which was really so tiring. Unfortunately, Anya have a very keen memory of what was said, and I told that to her dad.
But then again, my Anya is the every-moms-wish kind of kid. I told her, what if we just celebrate it together with her dad, go some place she loves and do whatever she wants?! She nods and said okay, and when I suggested the mall and the Amusement Center, she started blabbering which rides she’s going to ride, and what games she’s going to play. When I repeated that we’re going to do it all with her dad, this is what she added, “ opo, pati sila papa at lahat tayo pamilya” (“yeah, and also with grandpa and our whole family” - that includes her grandma, closest uncle and closest aunt; everyone she holds dear to her heart). In fact she even included her Caregiver and playmate, Josi.
She’s so like me…”believes in putting family first!”