This year we go with simple celebration there many reason but most important we want Chloe to know birthday can be simple as long as your loved ones is with you and it should be a day to count your blessing instead of just receiving, it doesn’t need to be have many cakes, parties with many friends or relatives. I hope she would learn to be less entitled and not taking those things for granted or to expect a big celebration every year and also this mummy is too heavy to do anything although it’s a long weekend but we going to do it slow and fruitful. Chance upon Joanne Peh doing this 1 for all birthday for her daughter who had birthday a day before Chloe’s i think it’s meaningful.
We picked one gift for her just one that she’s been asking for (and too bad the gift is still not arrived yet! ) but she doesn’t know or expect anything so she totally fine with no present maybe she’s contented with the gifts given by my family and close friends to her.
One simple and quick celebration at school with her requested theme- Cinderella, an inexpensive cake, TB Cinderella’s outfit and handmade goodies bags that she involved in preparing for her friends.
A friend to celebrate, we invited a her classmate A over for a short play date without letting her mummy know it’s meant for Chloe birthday so she don’t prepare present for her. She have great time playing with A and i have good chat with A’s mummy we don’t even have time to take a photo of them playing. It was short 2.5 hours play but they both had fun and lot of laughter.
A place to go on her birthday, i picked Kidszania because it’s a place i think she would enjoy and learn something from the roles playing.
As usual Chloe always need her time to warm up it took her 3 jobs to finally into her cheerful self. At the first 3 jobs she just to want to observe others and refuse to wear the designated uniform or get on the ambulance but we let her be and lucky the assistant there do not force her but slowly guide her.
These 2 jobs that she still haven’t warm up, at this point we thought we make a wrong choice of bringing her there and lucky we didn’t leave after snack and some food she’s got all excited and wanted to do more.
First uniform she put on the pharmacist, she’s the youngest among the batch but she’s totally fine and listen to instruction and thankful for this older boy who help and assist her around.
Playing customer at 7 eleven, and lab assistant for milk powder. She started to have so much fun and request to join every queue. Thank God the queue that day was acceptable although it’s a public holiday. She would sit with the kids queuing, sometimes had snacks or just rest and daydream. She also went to the bank to open account on her own at Maybank (Gong gong was so proud of her because he worked in Maybank till retirement) the workers there realized it was her birthday and sing a loud birthday song for her and she was so shy keep looking back at us don’t know how to response.
This is one of 2 jobs she enjoy the most, she look super cute in the fire fighter outfit (sorry biased mum here) all smiley and enjoy the task given.
Last job of the day after spending whole day there complete 7 jobs we will definitely come back very soon to cover other jobs! It’s a fun day and too fun that Chloe was having mild fever that evening so we cancel our dinner plan and head home straight. That long weekend we just stay in and nursed her fever and avoid going out spread the virus lucky she got recovered after school resume.
When she feel better we decided to get a simple peach tart for small celebration to cheer her up, she was so happy to be able to blow candle.
We love you so much sweetheart, we always Thank God for you as our first born. Our love to you will never cease and these 4 year with you had been a huge blessing, we looking forward for more wonderful memories ahead with you and didi!
My prayer for you, “God continue guide you in your life so you can be a God-dependent child and follow His words in all the decisions you made in your life. Help you be content in the way God had made her and not long for something more or worldly but count your blessing everyday.”