How to spoil a twelve-year-old.

27 Feb

Give him Lego.

Give him more Lego.

Give him a digital camera so he can take pictures of his Lego.

Feed him pizza and chocolate cake.

Invite his best friend to “sleep over” (which of course means “stay up talking half the night”).

Get up at six o’clock on a Monday morning to bake 32 chocolate cupcakes for him to share with his classmates.

Happy birthday, my beautiful Boyo. I hope 12 is the best year ever.

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9 Responses to “How to spoil a twelve-year-old.”

  1. Lynne February 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Happy Birthday Master Knightly.

  2. Lynne February 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    I’m sorry, I was reading Kate’s blog earlier – Sorry again.
    Please delete my comment: it should of couse read Happy Birthday Sir Boyo!

    • knightlyknitter February 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

      Happy Birthday Boyo!! That looks like an awesome cake/ set of cupcakes/ Lego collection – your parents are much nicer than Master Knightly’s parents ;P

      • kissmyfrog March 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

        Not so much nicer, as more confused: I had been surreptitiously taking notes of what things Boyo gravitated to in the shops, and when Tech Support asked what he wanted I just emailed him the list, intended as a set of options. T.S. thought I meant him to get all of it, so he did.

        Still shaking my head over it.

    • knightlyknitter February 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

      PS Master Knightly’s birthday is only 3 weeks away – you aren’t too far wrong!

    • kissmyfrog March 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      But if I delete it, what follows makes no sense at all! 😉

  3. 2paw February 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Well, that’s definitely a Happy Birthday!! Nice Lego and cake and cupcakes!!

  4. Leonie March 4, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Happy Birthday to Boyo! Fabulous present of Lego and Camera, now he’ll be able to record all of his Lego making adventures. Is the next step requests for printing all of the photos?

    • kissmyfrog March 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

      No, no printing requests as yet, but he has discovered the unspeakable joy of stop-motion animation. He can happily spend hours at his desk, painstakingly making minute adjustments and snapping each frame. We watched an interview with a Foley artist the other day, and he’s now got grand plans for sound effects to go with it. Once he’s got a few minutes worth of footage, we’ll edit it together and make a little YouTube clip for all to enjoy.

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