40 Glorious Years!

Mrbookandbed has taken a leaf out of Her Maj’s book and we’ve had a week of extended celebrations, bunting and daddy flags to celebrate his auspicious birthday. The monkeyface very much liked helping create our techno-jubilee: see our techno daddy flags below!

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She also liked it because she was the recipient of some gifts herself, when daddy’s birthday guests arrived yesterday not only generously bearing gifts for him but also – Lord love them – for her too. I am rubbish at this parenting business and have never ever gifted a child at a parent’s birthday! Oops!

She’s now the proud owner of a giraffe (Kate) who is bigger than her, a wonderful Crayola briefcase which she has toted around whilst declaring she’s off to school (!) and a collection of Mick Inkpen books. Wowser. We’ve only read “We Are Wearing Out the Naughty Step” together (albeit a lot!) but I really like This Is My Book and have a feeling we’ll be reading that a lot together!

The highlight of my day was the Monkey snuggled under her blanket with her little NCT birth-friend, reciting the Enormous Turnip to her! She could have chosen a better book to memorise, I’m sure Michael Gove would feel that at 2.5 years old she ought to be reciting Kipling, but we were very proud!

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