Hey party peeps!
Annabel here. I’m breaking my blog silence to talk to you about something very important to me – birthdays. More specifically, how I think I should get to celebrate one every day. My mama, however, has brutally rebuffed this idea, and this is why I’m coming to all of you.
Ever since I celebrated Rigby’s birthday last December, I have been completely into birthdays. My mama says I’m obsessed, but I don’t like the negative tone that word implies. Then it was my cousin Spencer’s birthday, my daddy’s birthday, and then it was my birthday, and then my cousin Danny’s birthday…it was celebration-city around here. And you know what? I got used to it.
What’s not to love? Singing is awesome. I know all the words to Happy Birthday. Blowing out candles is super-rad, it’s the closest I’ve ever been allowed to fire. And tied for most-awesome, cake and presents. Man, if I could somehow eat cake off of presents, it would be the best thing that ever happened.
But then one day, I woke up and said to my mama, “Happy birthday party?” And she said, “No Annie, no birthdays for a while.”
Are…you…kidding…me? That was completely unacceptable. So I formulated a plan. I would just every so slyly drop, “Happy birthday!” into conversation, and the people around me would be tricked into giving me cake. It was foolproof.
The first time I tried it, my daddy and I were watching SportsCenter. I climbed up next to him and said, “Hi Dada! Happy birthday, Dada! Sing song now? Hap-py birth-day, daaaaddyyyyy. Blow out candles now? Eat cake?” My daddy looked at me like I’d just recited 100 digits of Pi. “Annie! That’s so cute! We don’t have cake, but how about some ice cream?!”
Man, he is so easy! Turning 16 around him will be awesome.
But my mom you guys…she’s proving to be much harder. I tried my same move on her. “Mama! Happy birthday, Mama! Blow out candles! Eat cake!” I started to sing, but she interrupted me quicker than Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift. “It’s not my birthday for a few more months, honey. We’ll have cake then!” I got mad, and she knew it. Probably because I also yelled, “NO! Birthday now! Annie eat cake! Mama’s birthday! Annie’s birthday!” I totally lost my cool, you guys.
I’m just a kid, so I’m not great with the poker face yet.
I keep trying to wear her down. Every morning I greet her with, “Happy birthday, Mama!” but she seems totally unimpressed with my cuteness. I don’t understand! Why doesn’t she want to have cake every day? When I’m a grown up, I’ll eat cake for every meal.
My mama says that birthdays are special and are only celebrated once a year. I think that’s poop! I want to celebrate birthdays every day! A vote for Team Annie means cake for everyone, and a new bag of plastic choking hazards every day.
Happy birthday! Peace out!
~Anniedictated, not read (because I can’t read)
Team Annie all the way!
Let them eat cake!
I was gonna write let her eat cake!
You should teach her about un-birthdays. ( I think from Alice in wonderland). It has a song too. ????
I agree with you, Annie! I want cake too!!!
Give her cake, pwease :-). Emma for Annie!
Annie, my birthday is in two weeks. I’m obsessed with my birthday, so I feel ya, girl. Celebrate my birthday! (sorry Mom)
I like the way this girl thinks. Cake.Is.Awesome. Team Annie!
Nice to hear from you, Annie! Good luck with getting your mom to fall for your birthday cake-baiting routine. It sounds like you’ve already got it down pat with your dad.
Totally with Annie on this one! Funniest line: Turning 16 is gonna be awesome around Dada……:)
Becky Campbell says:
We don’t need to celebrate a birthday to have cake every day! I usually stop by the bakery section of my grocery store and looked for a marked down cake/cupcakes! It’s a fun surprise for my kids (and myself) and since it’s on clearance…everybody wins! Tell your momma to stop being such a fuddy-duddy!;)
P.S. And also…is it weird that I hear her “Annie voice’ when I read this!?
Ha! I totally read it in the “Annie voice” too!!
Yup I heard the “Annie voice” in my head as I was reading this
Definitely read it with the “Annie voice”
Today is MY birthday so EVERYONE should have cake!! Especially Annie!
I asked my two children who are 7 and 5 and they are both on Team Annie.
funniest thing ever!
steve shilstone says:
I’m with you, Annie. Explain to your Mom that every single day is somebody’s birthday.
Team Annie all the way! cake,cake,cake….
You always make me laugh! GO TEAM ANNIE!!!
Team Annie all the way. Cake rules!
But I also totally love the Un-birthday idea – you can have tea parties and sing that song.
Team Annie. She can celebrate OUR birthdays! Cake is awesome.
Team Annie…let’s all eat cake!!
Mmmmmm. Cake. Annie is my kind of girl.
Jacquie Holley says:
mmmmmCAKE!!!! Go Annie…you’ve got my vote!!!!
Adorable! I have to go with Annie on this. Who doesn’t love cake?!
Team Annie all the way!
You need the Melissa & Doug birthday cake with candles. Just like their pizza set. Its the bomb.
Good to see my 2 y/o isn’t the only one obsessed with birthdays. Ever since her birthday in March she will just randomly start to belt out the Happy Birthday song. Any candle or balloon she see must mean that it’s for a birthday or most speficially for HER birthday.
Good luck to you, Annie.
I spent over 20 years trying to convince my mom that you should have cake with every meal. Then I gave up and just learned how to bake.
I like the way you think beautiful girl!
I have a friend who brings home birthday cake almost once a week…only because she likes birthday cake. And she likes the kind from the store, she doesn’t make them herself. I think birthday cake is awesome. We should all celebrate birthdays like we do the first year of our lives. In fact, this weekend I’d like to celebrate becoming 453 months old.
Saw this recipe yesterday and pinned it. I thought of it when I read this post. I bet Annie would love Cake Batter Pancakes with sprinkles!!
Kristen @ The Chronicles of Dutch says:
Mom, how are not impressed by the cuteness???!!! We’d be having cake morning, noon, & night