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Roses for the Garden

My little boy is five at the end of the month; I have already moaned about this as he seems to be growing up too fast.

This weekend, I asked him what he wanted for his birthday.

I was, of course, expecting a great big long list of lots of exciting things like:

  • Lego
  • Guns
  • Swords
  • Knight costumes
  • Castles
  • And so on.

And at first, he didn’t disappoint:

“I’d like a Playmobil pirate ship, please.”

So something nice and cheap then.

But then, he said,

“And some seeds, roses, to plant in the garden as well, please.”

So I guess we must be doing something right, somehow, amidst all this chaos.

What does your little one want for their birthday? And what have they done to surprise you recently?


  • Yes, it does, doesn’t it :-)
    I liked Zoe’s weather comment the other day, too – she wanted it to start raining at 2:45 so the p.e. teacher cancelled outdoor cricket and did indoor gymnastics instead – but for it to stop by 3:25 so Barb didn’t get wet having to walk up to school pick up!
    Mind you, Anna’s not nearly as considerate or empathetic, more a “What’s in it for Me Child” !! ;-)

  • When Zoe (now nearly 10, that nearly is important ;-) ) was about 3 or 4, she went to stay with my aunt for a few days who, at the time, had sofas with fabric bits over the arms. Zoe asked Babs why they were there.
    Babs: “Because there are holes underneath”
    Zoe: “Why are there holes?”
    Babs: “Because the sofas are very old”
    Zoe: “You could go and buy new sofas…?
    Babs: “I’d love to sweetheart, but I don’t have enough money to”
    At which, Zoe went and got her purse, which had a load of coppers she’d saved up and a small amount I’d given her to take Babs for an ice-cream while she was staying, emptied the pennies out and gave them all to Babs, for a new sofa… :-)
    Bless :-)
    These are the stories for when you feel like you’re doing it all wrong – to show you that, somewhere in there, you are doing (at least parts of) it right :-)

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