Pride comes before a fall

Pride comes before a fall

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Another birthday invitation…
Another round of excitement (for the kids)
another round of worries (for me)… followed by
another round of brainwashing..  don’t poke your fingers in the cake, don’t fight over balloons, DON’T ASK FOR RETURN GIFTS… and
another round of bribery.. you get a star if you behave.. you get a gift if you do not ask for the return gift.

For once this time round N forgot about chaniya cholis (Maybe she really IS growing up) and dressing them up was fun.. no arguments, no fights, no tears. We were done in ten minutes flat and the kids were duly deposited with the gift and a handmade card for the birthday girl.

I’m still not used to the whole idea of letting them be and so sat expecting a call from the hostess, which never came. (They are certainly growing up) When the call finally came it was only to ask me to pick them up.

When I went there the hostess handed me a gift saying, “Please take this, H is refusing to accept the return gift.” Just as I was begining to puff up with pride H piped up, “Mama I didn’t take the gift, now can you get me one like you promised?”

Time to shush them and go home!

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6 Replies to “Pride comes before a fall”

  1. @MM.. Tell me about it.
    @Shilpa.. Like I say God uses the same mould for all kids.. they ALL want to lick the cake.. always.. and return gifts.. I don't even want to talk about those.

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