Gus and I drove over to celebrate cousin Gianna’s 4th birthday this weekend. There were balloons and pink cake, bean bag jumping and horn blowing, packs of kids from 1 -10 and a Dora the Explorer piñata.
I didn’t really think about the whole piñata thing until Gus started murmuring concern that all the kids were asked to hold this big yellow bat and whack the little girl hanging from the tree by a rope.
And by the time Gus gasped as her leg fell off, I was too late to pre-warn him about the whole thing.
I took him aside though, as the others continued the beating behind us, and I explained as best I could that it was made of paper and that it was ok.
By the end he was calm and he joined the others gathering some of the toys that fell out her split seams onto the ground.
And here we see the birthday girl with cousin Lila, a leg full of candy held securely between them.