Five years ago today I was a happy camper. Finally no longer carrying around an alien in your stomach leads to a very happy mama for sure!
Today is The Youngest's Fifth Birthday and it's been a fun one. We are not having the official party until either the end of January or February. It's just too close to the holidays. But he's had a ball today anyway.
In October I put in a shopping moratorium for the boys. No spending on themselves whatsoever until after Christmas. The purpose was twofold: A) So they wouldn't buy what was already bought for them as presents and B) So that they would save up their allowances and supplement what they did get for Christmas. So today, the moratorium went away and they knew down to the penny what they had in their wallets.
The Youngest bought himself a Spiderman/Green Goblin/Venom action figure set with his $20 that he had saved and he's thrilled with it. He got this after he had already opened his gifts from us. To him, it's like a second Christmas already and his Aunt will be bringing another set of gifts over this evening. His brother managed to buy five different Wii games for the new Wii they got this Christmas (which I got for free from Swagbucks by the way - Still happy about that one!)
Oh, and the Youngest got to eat Coconut Cake for breakfast too. He's thinking that he's had a Pretty Alright Birthday! Cake, presents, shopping... I think I might have to agree. Sounds fun to me too.