Last night we celebrated Cee-cee's birthday. She's three year's old. And I made another butterfly birthday cake. She wanted one so bad. That's all she could talk about. "My butterfly birthday cake!" And she really enunciates "butterfly". Says every syllable quite distinctly. We had both sets of grandparents over and she got lots of presents. That the other kids were extremely jealous of. Oh my word, they just couldn't keep their cotton pickin' hands off. And we have a rule that the birthday kid doesn't have to share their presents for the first couple of days after receiving them. You know, the whole idea of sharing things has been a very difficult thing in our home. Not only teaching the kids to do it, which is always hard, but also just the whole idea in and of itself. I mean, sharing is great in theory, but when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of actually doing it.... it's hard. Toys are laying around all over the place, and this is Duh-duh's but Bubba picks it up and wants to play with it. Is Duh-duh required to share? And for how long? And Bubba doesn't take good care of things, so what if he breaks it? It's all very difficult to navigate. We still don't have an answer.
Hubby's been doing this new thing with the kids on Saturdays. It's been pretty neat. He's been taking one kid at a time out to lunch. Just a special time with Daddy. They love it. As of today, he's taken all the older kids. I'm not sure when he's going to start doing Cee-cee. She's awfully young to really appreciate it. But, it's been good. They go to fast food, but they all really look forward to it and I think Hubby does, too. Our kids, when they are all together are completely exhausting. But one on one, they are quite charming!