Yesterday we celebrated Eddie's first birthday. All went well, (you can invite the grown-ups you like to a one-year old's party, as opposed to other children you don't, as they get older) apart from the fact that Eddie ate so much cake that he made himself sick. But I suppose you should be able to do that at your own birthday party.
Atthe end Gilby was given the very important job of handing out Kinder Surprise eggs to all the children. I had carefully calculated to allow at least two or three extra, so that Gertie and Gilby could have one too.
Shortly afterwards, Gilby came running up to me clutching two little yellow 'surprise' pods and looking mightily pleased with himself.
"Look, Mummy, I have two!"
"Yes, I can see that. And how, exactly, did you manage to get two?"
"They were there together inside my chocolate egg!"
I didn't bother to talk him through the impossibility of that explanation.
His first deception! Aaaghh! And not even a very clever one. He will need to learn better spacial awareness if he is going to get away with those sort of fibs in future...