There is something quite refreshing about a child who lives in the moment, a child for whom time, as a concept, is rarely used. Refreshing that is until you try to usher said child out of the door to avoid the mad dash up to the school gates, or when a major event appears on the horizon..
Lulu was telling everyone she met that her birthday was in January, even before Christmas. Since she went back to school she has asked with increasing frequency “when is my birthday?”, or “is it my party tomorrow?”.
Over the past week, she has witnessed the planning for her party and the creation and steady progress on her birthday cake, and the questions have been coming thick and fast. This year Lulu asked for a Peter Rabbit birthday. She came home last Saturday in the midst of my struggles with Peter Rabbit’s ears, which (as previously mentioned) refused to stand upright – a bit of creativity with a couple of cocktail sticks and a safe place to dry and….bingo! Peter Rabbit with appropriately pointy ears.
Lulu didn’t see the finished cake until the morning of her party and, despite previously telling me that Peter Rabbit looked only ‘pretty good for a rabbit made of icing’, she was one happy bunny (sorry, couldn’t resist).
Here is how we did Lulu’s Peter Rabbit Birthday Party.