Fainjin is four. My lament that his days of threedom and going fourward are over was matched only for groan-worthiness by Uncle G’s asking whether he got any new four-engines…
Of course he did. His gifts fell into three broad categories: Lego, crocodiles, and (wait for it) fire-engines.
Quote of the day is from The Dad, on seeing the Bionic Claw: “Great! I’ve always wanted one of these!”
Fainjin got not one, but two fire-engine bubble machines. They move around and sound their sirens incessantly and blow bubbles from their water cannon. They are both the same brand, but different fire engines, so that worked out well (although noisily). In addition to the “bubbles liquid infusion sketch map” telling you to “remove the fim”, the bubble mix has this:
And even better than the noisy fire-engines, the fabulous Auntie B made this:
It was the hit of the day!
We had a family morning tea, with Nana and Poppa and Auntie B and cousins, then a “real party” in the afternoon. Only one of his friends from daycare could come, but even that worked out quite nicely, keeping things low-key for his first play-date/party. The kids played with Lego and ate party food, while the adults ate slightly different party food (chilli roast beef and spinach sandwiches, nut pies) and chatted.
After the party, the kids watched a DVD while I “helped” Fainjin put together the huge Lego crane. That is, I had a great time playing with his Lego while he watched the DVD and occasionally came over to see what I was doing.
I think we all had a good day.
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