Part 1: Pretend In Pekin
(All day on Friday, Dorothy kept saying solemnly, 'Happy pretend birthday, Cooper," and he kept asking if he was getting a real cake and presents even if it was just a pretend birthday.)
We started by having dinner at the gold course restaurant in my home town that used to be attached to the pool we went to. Only now the pool has been filled in and it's just a golf course and some tennis courts. SO SAD.
Back at my parents' house, he was thrilled (THRILLED!) to discover that my parents got him the rainbow cake he asks for every time we go to Costco, and I was glad, too, because I knew that after everyone went to bed I could eat all of the frosting clouds.
Cooper's presents included swords for everyone, and they immediately went to work beating the hell out of Ben.