Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy Birthday

Rama turns 6 in a month. We've been discussing her birthday party. We're looking at cakes, debating whether to invite a "real" princess (the same way you would invite, say, boyoyong clowns in Manila, you could invite "princesses" or "pirates" to your party for entertainment). For a while she didn't want Jasmine to come ("I AM the princess!"), but later on changed her mind again and said, yes, she would love for Jasmine to come to her birthday. Discussing, too, where to have it - my place or her Papi's. (Resolution: her dad's place)

In bed, during a quiet moment, she got reflective.

Rama: I don't actually want to have a birthday.
Me: What do you mean?
Rama: You'll just get older and older and you won't be able to do fun kid stuff anymore.
Me: Like what?
Rama: Eat cookies. As much as you want.
Me: Hmmm. I still eat a lot of cookies. And how old am I?
Rama: 36.
Me: That's old, see? But I still do fun stuff.
Rama: Yeah, but all my pretty dresses won't fit me anymore.

Awareness of the perils of aging. At 6.

5 comments:

katrina said...

Well, we've always known Rama's mature for her age! ;-)

P said...

Hi, Katu. Yes, an old soul, indeed. :-)

Tesa Celdran said...

Omg omg omg, its Rama's birthday and I'm all the way here.

What's the exact date?! I know, bad bad Ninang.

Kindly email your mailing address and Rama's shoe and dress sizes.

What's she reading now?

P said...

OMG OMG OMG. Chill, baby. The exact date is May 3. No worries, really. Save it na lang for when we go there - xmas! She's still loving Fancy Nancy. And we like the Tagalog books. Fashion details to follow. Mwah!

maiklingkwentuhan said...

Oo nga naman.. e madami ata yun ;-). But on the contrarty, Nica wants to grow taller (maybe not older!) she wants to put on nail polish and have my accessories reserved.. para pag laki daw nya kanya na lang. Ilan tulog pa Mom before I can wear your necklaces????Excited na sya to see Rama.