Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Samuel and the Third Birthday, pt. 1

Let the games begin!

Samuel watched the backyard activity from his booster seat at the table.  Today was his third birthday and he felt powerful.

Samuel was wearing his brand-new Spiderman briefs.  If only Spidey were real.  If only I had that power…oh the worlds I could conquer.  But with great power comes great responsibility. 

I must make this day one to remember.  It is destiny.  Samuel determined as the bouncing castle slowly inflated.  He observed a cowboy with full chaps and lasso lead a shaggy pony through the back gate. Neither looked happy. What hell their lives must be...

Samuel glanced at Ginger the tabby cat that had scampered to the top of the very tall china hutch.  Wise choice, cat.  Keep safe, my friend.

Climbing down from his chair, Samuel recalled his last birthday.  That was epic, a perfect day.  So many elements jelled into a fine social event: green vomit down Nana’s back, Ginger’s attack on Grammy’s wig, Aunt Tammy’s false teeth floating in the toilet, his brief escape out the front door—a memory for all time.

The front door opened, allowing a herd of fellow three-year olds entry.  Among them were she-devil Clarisse, ever-wily Charlie and mindless-flunky Buddy.    The flood of children poured out the back door with scream that set the pony shivering.

Samuel and his three man crew gazed after them.  Men, this will be a day for the ages.  Let the games begin.  Squaring their shoulders and hiking up the Spiderman and Barbie undies, the four emerged into the light.

SPIDER-MAN THEME PARTY
Source of great power







24 comments:

  1. Oh my, it might be time to head for the hills and get out of the line of fire. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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  2. That would be my cue to exit the property post haste.

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    1. There is wisdom in that saying, "Get the heck out of Dodge!"

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  3. haha all should be scared, if he is determined to top last years. At least the cat is smart.

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    1. Cats are always smart and recognize when its time to retreat.

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  4. Susan, this is hilarious! Such a perfect perspective of a three year old's birthday :D

    Poor pony! And I'd probably be hiding up there with the cat!

    Cheers,
    Jen

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    1. Samuel and his crew will have no mercy, take no prisoners.

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  5. DEar Susan, please greet Samuel with a "Happy Birthday" from me! I loved the photograph.

    Peace.

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    1. What a sweet little boy with the blue icing and paper crown! He is adorable.

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  6. Oh my, a herd of three-year olds. I assume Spiderman has his own um 'web' site :)

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    1. Someday, Samuel will have to publish a book and have his own 'web' site.

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  7. That blue around Samuel's mouth looks truly toxic. Something which would stain indelibly if one was (for example) to give someone a loving hug and smooch. Think of the possiblities...
    I am always pleased when you let Samuel out to play. Thank you.

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    1. Blue cake coloring is a nasty thing. Stains and passes through the digestive system. Never ever give a baby something like this; the diaper change can be a shocker.

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  8. hahaha sounds like the perfect three year old party!!

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    1. Lots of energy and potential for disaster!

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  9. This made me smile. :-) Love little boys...

    Pearl

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    1. I would teach a room full of little boys vs. little girls. The boys are 'out there' while girls get whiny and vicious.

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  10. sounds like great fun for everyone!! happy birthday Samuel!

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  11. Sounds like the makings of a zany movie. This captures a kid's thinking rather nicely.


    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Remember the food fight in Animal House? This could actually happen here.

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    1. With three year olds, a party can go south pretty quickly.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!