This is just a bit of fun (I try not to take myself too seriously) written with my son Michael’s voice – it’s 4 sleeps now.
Do you remember your 10th birthday?
I remember when my brother, two years older than me, turned 10 and I thought it was the biggest thing ever.
Michael’s Birthday Countdown
Five sleeps to the day
when I go from single
to double digits
this is big
it’s hard to sleep
with the anticipation
I’m tingling inside
marks the spot
31 thoughts on “Michael’s Birthday Countdown”
How do they grow up so quick!!!!!! I’ll let him turn 9 at his next birthday.
It is so beautiful that you wrote this. The excitement is palpable and I can envision the smiles. You are so special.
🙂 thank you Pearl
Don’t kids just love those words! I wish you a great Michael’s birthday too!
Michael is lucky because his birthday is always in the school holidays 🙂 thanks Stafford
happy happy birthday Michael,
have a great day,
a great year,
a great life,
de gros bisous du Canada pour toute la famille.
Thanks Ben and gros bisous d’Australie à votre famille 🙂 (used Google translator – haha, cheating and probably incorrect). Michael has been making paper balloons all morning (draws them, colours them and cuts them out to pin on the wall) – he cut the ‘string’ off one accidentally and said ‘that’s ok, it is now a ball’ 😉
perfect google translation, (usually it is a pretty funny result0.
Michael is a true artist, making something of a mistake, great idea the baloon becoming a ball!
It was a great idea Ben and a big leap for a kid who hates making ‘mistakes’ – but it’s not a mistake if you can morph it into something else.
What a fun poem…you captured the voice well.
It was fun, thanks slpmartin (I must admit I occasionally talk like that myself 😉 )
just full of that feeling, remember? just bursting with excitement! ‘sleeps’ made me laugh, thats how time is measured ha ha, great one gabrielle!
Thanks tipota. I remember one birthday when I was little, saying to my Mum and Dad about 20 times ‘it’s my birthday tomorrow’ – drove them bonkers.
Lovely poem by a wonderful mum for a splendiferous nearly double digit boy of ten! Happy Birthday Michael, make the biggest wish and eat lots of cake! 🙂
Cake, cake and more cake 🙂 thanks Val, I will pass on your birthday wishes to the boy.
Happy Birthday, Michael! And what a fun way for mom to celebrate it!
Happy b’day Michael! For my tenth we had a party and my brother, aunty and a gril who lived behind us all dressed up like kiss and we mimed a concert. The photos of that still make me smile! For the record, I was Peter Criss.
Bwahahahaha – My husband is a big Kiss fan – those photos must be a hoot Graham 😉
Well happy birthday early! I hope those sleeps go quickly and are easy to slip into.
Thanks Storm Dweller 🙂
Yeah I remember my 10th birthday and it was pretty much the way you described it. Thanks.
Thanks Cocoyea 🙂
I remember that time too!
I remember some birthdays, just a bit vague on the ages.
It’s true there is a tingling when that second digit arises. I remember it well.
A tingling indeed Squirrel 🙂
10 did feel like a very big year – that single to double digit is a big change!
I think my 10th birthday was spent at a Pizza Hut birthday party – you know, back when they still had a dine-in restaurant – all the kids had their parties there. 🙂
I loved the dine-in Pizza Hut experience Tracey – we had one up the road at Indooroopilly when I was about that age.
I felt very important when I turned 10. It is such a grand-sounding age. And the double digits make you feel very significant as a kid. I hope Michael has a fantastic day!
It is now the day after the birthday – we had a grand old day and I am very full 🙂