Julian turned 9 on Sunday. I have no idea how it is that I have a kid who is so old. It's crazy.
He chose to have a movie themed party, but at the very last second decided that he wanted to be Doctor Who (the 9th Doctor). All the kids who came to the party were dressed as characters from movies, and they all looked awesome.
Also at the last minute was his decision to change his cake to a Doctor Who cake. I had to just draw this TARDIS out of buttercream icing because I simply didn't have time to construct a 3D one out of clay. I had about 5 minutes of severe mom-guilt and then an "eff that" attitude kicked in and I figured this would have to do. I emailed this picture to my friend Carolyn, and she said, "That's really cool, but who is g?" And then I died laughing. Because it totally does look like a g.
You know who ended up eating the most cake out of everyone? Audrey. Tiny little Audrey put the hurt on her piece of cake, and then when the other kids weren't into theirs, she calmly slid their plates over in front of herself and got to work on putting them away. Hollow legs, that one.
|Will the question ever be answered? Who is g?|
Here Julian is opening the grand prize of all the presents - Garbage Pail Kids cards. I wasn't allowed to have these as a kid, so these seem extra awesome to me. They are truly disgusting and hilarious and I love them.
|Weird, a bunch of faceless kids came to Julian's party!|
Here are some facts about nine-year-old Julian:
- Loves the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart". It moves him deeply.
- In the almost 9 months he's been taking piano lessons, he has gotten really, really good. Like, composing his own pieces. He was playing something one night and it was so good that I thought he had just gotten really good at one of his assigned songs in the book. And it turns out it was one of his own songs.
- Really enjoys his long hair, and doesn't care that strangers stop to tell me that I have a beautiful daughter. (Weirdly, this happens all the time. Like way more than you would think is reasonable.) He is totally cool and honey badger about it (doesn't give a shit) and tells people thanks. He's awesome.
- Is now wearing the same size shoes as me. What in the whaaaaaaat.
Before bed tonight, Audrey and I were playing in her room with a toy doctor kit. And I learned that she is one sadistic little girl. She gave me at least 10 flu shots, and while I was making her bed, she grabbed the fake scalpel and said, "It's time to cut your butt with this knife!" and then proceeded to stab me in the ass with the fake scalpel. Hardcore, man. The girl eats cake like it's her job, and gives painful flu shots and cuts off asses with no remorse.