The boys birthdays, in the same month, rolled around – somewhat awkward but at the same time fun because it was the first time that Girl could remember where they were all happy and celebrating with MammaMia and Nonno, and our extended family. The boys were spoiled even though they had to trek back and forth from one house to another. Girl could order the cake she wanted for the boys, the gifts she liked without any interference from Boy. MammaMia took care to celebrate Girl’s birthday with the kids – making sure she made a special dinner and had a gift from the kids for Girl. It was very sweet and in fact, there is always a birthday dinner at MammaMia’s every year to this day!
Girl remembers Bubba’s first birthday when the three lived across the country. There was only the three of them together at the time – Girl, Boy and Bubba. Well, Girl spent all day baking a cake in the shape of the Number 1 – and then she covered it with Smarties – Bubba’s favourite at the time. The little family of three was going to have a nice supper and then blow out the candle on the cake. Boy had to work – he had a part-time job at a restaurant at the time. Boy said he would be home for supper and then they could celebrate. By the time 7 pm rolled around, without a word from Boy, Girl decided she needed to feed Bubba dinner. By the time 8 pm rolled around, Girl and Bubba blew out the candle on his cake and shared a piece before he had to go to bed. Girl was not happy! Boy showed up around 9 pm – no call, no explanation, just asking where his “little man” was and surprised that he had already been put to bed. Girl should have seen it all coming!