I have a neighbour, his name might be Totoro… he lives in the fridge!
Yesterday was The Four Year Old’s Fifth birthday! Not to be outdone at his sister’s recent Catbus cake request (and throwing caution to the wind at his mother’s cake making skills), the (now) Five Year old requested Totoro himself in birthday cake form…! After much swearing from me, and with a kitchen left covered in black food colouring and empty icing sugar boxes, this creature eventually came to fruition. I think the poor thing looked more like an elderly relation of Totoro’s however, his Grandfather perhaps? Luckily when the (newly) Five Year Old saw him, he was blind to the hunched back and slightly misshapen body of his anime idol, and I had to spend quite a long time convincing him that he couldn’t keep Totoro (‘s Grandad) in his bedroom, and it was actually going to be eaten! He relented eventually and decided that the ears were as good a place as any to start!… Totoro got his own back by glaring at me each time I opened the fridge, making me jump on more than one occasion!
The Five Year old (gosh that sounds strange) was only two and a half when we left the UK. Since that time he managed to pack quite a lot in. He has lived in two countries (other than his own), been to 3 international schools, and has made friends from all over the world. He is growing up to be a kind, gentle and extremely funny boy. I love his devotion to his friends and family, his protectiveness over his sister, and the ease with which he accepts new surroundings. His attitude to life is infectious, and his current enthusiasm for school is something I am sure I will lament one day (even if in his words he doesn’t “see the point of the work” part!), and he never ever fails to make us laugh! We adore him and none of us can actually believe he’s Five! Happy Birthday sweetheart. x
LOL how funny, about the cake that is. Kids are so resilient its scary sometimes.
Thank you! Yes, more resilient than I have given them credit for with moving them around so much! :)
Actually Mummy... says
YOu are amazing! What a great cake!
Aw thank you :)
What lovely words to describe your boy! Hope he had a super birthday. Love the scary cake, you talented lady!
Thanks very much Trish. Where does time go? :) x
Erica Price says
Impressive cake. My Henry will be 5 too in a few weeks.
Thank you! Tis a lovely age (mostly!) :)
Frankie Parker says
Happy birthday to your five year old, he has a fantastic start in life with all his new and exciting experiences.
That cake is a crack up, well done on your cake making skills..
Thank you Frankie :)
Midlife Singlemum says
Happy Birthday Five! That is a seriously scarey cake to have staring at you every time you open the fridge.
Thank you:) I don’t know how I could forget it was in there, but seriously!!….
Happy Birthday to 5yo….and congratulations to you on your mad cake decorating skillz!
Hope it’s a wonderful celebration!
Thank you. Next year I hope they ask for something a bit more ordinary!!! :)