Happy birthday, little cousin Kevin. I hope your first birthday was a lovely, happy, comfortable day.
Today is Little Boy’s birthday.
Do you know what he’s going to do?
His Mama and Papa and Big Brother are going to dress him up in new clothes.
They are going to kiss him and tickle him and make him laugh.
The whole family is going to come over with presents and food, and they are all going to sing for him.
Mama and Papa, and maybe Big Brother too, will cut a cake and put a little taste of it in Little Boy’s mouth.
Big Brother is going to get cake all over his face, because that is fun. Little Boy will smile and gurgle at his funny Big Brother.
Later, after the food has been eaten, and the cake has been polished off, Mama and Papa will put both their sons to bed with a silent blessing and heartfelt prayer.
Day 83: A series of limericks about expat life