Last Thursday we celebrated Daddy's birthday Bolivian style! Daddy and I (Emily) went downtown and bought a delicious chocolate cake at a place called Globos. (Although it didn't even hold a candle to one of Aunt Diane's.) We invited Jake and Jennifer, as well as our friends Tio David and Tia Rosa and their two daughters, to come help us eat it.
An original Bolivia tradition is to "take a bite" of your birthday cake. The fun thing about it is that the people standing around you wait until your face is touching the cake, and then they push your face in deep! Oh Yeah! Unfortunately we Americans only do that on our 1st birthday......when we're considered immature. )-: The Tia's were shocked when we told them that we don't do this in the US.
|The First Attempt|
Mama called all of the kids into her bedroom for a Pow-wow. "Okay," She said, "You have to be sly about this. When he goes to take a bite, slam it!" We rushed back out there and stood calmly on either side of him, just waiting for him to get the gumption up to try again!
He was suspicious, but still bravely plunged in! Myles, Clancy, and Clara took chance, and slam! they pushed his face in deep! And I mean Deep! Jake said he had never seen a deeper dent. I wish we had taken a picture of the cake after the grand slam! I don't know why we didn't.
|Coming out of the Torta.....Look at the Boy's faces!|