Our elder son, Shaan, turned twelve on November 29. Luckily for him, it was a Sunday - so he could have some of his friends spend the afternoon & evening with him, at home.
The boys (can't call them kids anymore) had tons of fun! Amazingly, none of it was 'electronic'. Some healthy competition over table tennis punctuated by a game of football (soccer if you're on that side of the Pacific) got the ball rolling. We also had the kids' parents over, and a party on the side - of our own. All in all, a perfect day!
The icing on the cake...
Shaan had a ShareMyCake birthday too - with all benefits in tow:
- He's got a neat sum of money for himself - enough for him to get some cool tennis stuff, which is what we expect he'll get considering he lives & breathes the game.
- Suyam has another cheque coming their way (we did something similar for Arya's birthday in October)
- Shaan & his friends are more aware about less privileged sections of society, and the importance of sharing.
- Shaan's friends' parents were spared trips to Odyssey, Landmark, etc
And...some of his friends also want to have a ShareMyCake birthday (at the time of writing, Vinay has had his). We expect this 'viral' effect to play a huge role in popularizing ShareMyCake celebrations.