Sunday, September 16, 2007

Birthday Boy




Cybermen seem to be getting younger and younger these days....

It was AJ's 6th birthday party today - we went totally mad and invited 30 kids along. Inevitably 36 turned up, and the mayhem began...

Collect 30+ 5 and 6 years together, and they sort of achieve a critical mass all of their own. After 30 minutes they were smearing themselves with mud and within an hour, they'd formed their own primitive community. Only parental intervention prevented the sacrifice of the weakest just before the jelly and ice cream.

Seriously, AJ had a great time. The one advantage of having so many kids along to a party is, of course, loadsa presents! To give you an idea just how many, AJ gave up opening them after about 10, and wants to open the rest tomorrow.

You will see from the cake that there was a theme to the party, which may or may not have had some (paternal) parental influence. I, I mean AJ, was especially delighted when a Cyberman helmet was unwrapped - unaccountably I can't fit it on my head. Still, the instructions have given me food for thought.

Apparently, "Wearing the Cyber Head restricts what you can see. Never play with the Cyber Head near or around steps or stairs." I guess that's the Cybermen's galactic domination plans buggered then.

Also "Use of the Cyber Head for anything other than safe fantasy role play is not recommended." What can they have in mind....?

6 comments:

Ian White, townliar.com said...

Sounds like Lord of the flies, wonder how the Cybermen would find the PHart's steps, but I know what you mean about the helmet we have one and they are a squeeze!
30+ kids Nick you must of known how it would go! We only had a few and it was bedlam!

miketually said...

I knew stairs scuppered Daleks, but hadn't realised they would stop cybermen too.

Having two daughters, my toy opportunities are restricted to thinks which are pink, fluffy or sparkly. Or, usually, all three.

ian white, townliar.com said...

Mike everything eventually comes in pink ..phones, ps2, psp, why not cybermen or daleks?

Aeres said...

Absolutely superb some of the warnings you get with things nowadays - I saw the other day that the film March of the Penguins 'contains mild peril'. Class!

God knows what rating some of the wildlife programmes you see on tv would get. 'Contains strong wildebeest decapitation by alligator' maybe?

Captain Democracy said...

Happy Birthday

miketually said...

Cool cake, but no wonder the kids went crazy after all that blue food colouring ;)

St Andrew's Church Hall has a Tardis now. It's bigger on the inside than you would think...