It’s Callum’s FIRST birthday today!
We decided to postpone his birthday party, because my parents are away on holiday. I would’ve been happy to hold a simple little picnic with family and friends. But my parents want to throw a huge party, roast a suckling pig and invite the whole neighbourhood when they get back. So I’ll let them organise it and I’ll make the birthday cake. Yay.
Anyway, Callum and I made some chocolate chip + macadamia nut cookies this morning. Or rather, he banged some pots lids while I made the cookies.
The other day I was washing the dishes when I heard the awful my-child-is-getting-up-to-no-good silence. I looked around the house and found Callum under the table munching on an Easter egg! He must’ve pulled it out of a box and ate through the foil!
I wiped the chocolate from his face, pried his little sticky fingers appart and took the Easter egg from him. Then, for the first time in his life he screamed and threw a tantrum!! All of the sudden, he developed all these new communication skills. He pointed at the chocolate. He screamed an I-WANT-THAT scream. He gave me a very angry grumpy scowl. I almost laughed at how cute it all was. I gave him a cheese biscuit, which he tossed onto the floor and toddled off in a huff.
Now he knows what the special brown stuff is. And I have to eat the rest of my chocolate in secret.