09-12-17 Linus is 4

Saturday 9th December 2017

Two days into Being Four, some of our closest pals join us in Casa Hartley for fun and games and a magnificent Rainbow Cake to celebrate Kingsley’s birthday. He is splendidly behaved (except when he is not; tantruming, fussing, whining and demanding). I am stuck in the kitchen cooking french fries, pizzas, penne pasta. Carbo-loading the kids seems like the only choice we have when games such as ‘lets go fishing’, ‘pass-the-parcel’, ‘rat-race’ and ‘musical instruments’ keeps the kiddies dancing, singing, racing about. Our house is trashed by the evening. And Kingsley passes out. Two signs of a top party.