D-Day minus 2

May 11th, 2006 at 7:10 pm by james

Saturday is the girls’ birthday party and preparations are well underway. Shopping is ordered, an arsenal of water pistols cached out of sight (if not out of mind), good weather booked to allow us to use the deck, birthday cake plans made.

Critically, today, Josie finally received her Monkey Card. She’d chosen a card with a monkey on for Michelle on her birthday and has since been under the impression that a birthday – to be done right – requires a Monkey Card. Pretty much every day since her birthday last week we’ve heard, “But I haven’t got a monkey card.”

This morning a monkey card appeared through the door as if by magic. It was a brilliant one with a collection of funny monkey faces on the front – not at all like Michelle’s somewhat disturbing picture of a sock monkey.

After the initial excitement of opening it up she stood still, holding it up to the light, and looked studiously from her card to Michelle’s on the mantlepiece and back again.
“But this isn’t a monkey card …”

One Response to “D-Day minus 2”

  1. gill adlard Says:

    She is one step ahead of you all the time!

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