“Mommy, is it my birthday yet?” He mumbled sleepily, his
eyes already shutting.
“Can I have my birthday also?” Asked his sister, equally
“Not yet love!! Five more sleeps!” I replied, laughing
softly and I leaned down to kiss first his forehead, then hers.
As I walked towards the door, their gentle snores reached my ears. I smiled slightly, turned back and gazed at them as they slept. My children. Mine. There wasn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them.
Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny. A typical day for
us in the Southern hemisphere. Perfect for a party. There was just so much to
Jumping out of bed, I could already hear them in the
kitchen, helping themselves to the cookies I had left out for them to eat so
long so they wouldn’t be tempted to sneak a taste of the icing on the cake.
“Mommy! Is this my cake!? It is a Zombie? I love Zombies! Don’t you love Zombies?” he asked his sister. His words all rushing into each other in his excitement.
She just smiled and rolled her pretty little eyes at me,
like she was above all that, when in fact, she was dying just as much as he, to
“Can I give him his presents now?”
“Yes, of course you can. Then, we have to get everything
ready because your friends are coming to the party!”
The next half hour passed quickly as presents were exchanged
and hugs were freely given and accepted.
“Mommy! It’s a Magic set! How did you know? Can I be Harry
“She’s magic, silly! She knows everything!”
I couldn’t help laughing! From the time they were even
younger, I had always told them I had magical powers and would always know
where they were and what they were up to. And they still believed it then. So
cute! But it was working in my favour so I think it’s ok to let that slide a
little longer… we all need a bit of magic in our lives!
The doorbell rang and children started arriving, Oo’ing and
Ah’ing at all the decorations and the makeshift Magicians Tent that was set up
in the garden. The Magician arrived soon after.
They all sat on cushions around The Mystic Marvel, excitedly
waiting for the show to start. Every trick performed brought forth giggles of
delight and wonderment from little mouths.
As I served and chatted to parents, making sure things were
going smoothly, my ears would automatically pick out their specific laughs and
voices, so attuned to them was I. My
heart was full.
It was the perfect day. A magical day.
As I sit on the porch and reflect on those times, now, I realise how truly magical they were. And fleeting. They’re all grown up. My ‘magical’ powers not so magical anymore in their eyes. But to me, the magic I hold on to, is of memories made and cherished. Of days like those.
Build: I gave an EA house (Domus Familiaris) in Brindleton Bay a makeover with a living area and kitchen that I recently made for a YT channel, @HappySimEgg , Design Challenge. You can watch it here:
Circus room decor and children’s clothing was made by @SimRetha. Her link below. Give her blog a follow for some great content!