Birthdays were always streamers and balloons,
pineapple-whipped cream-angel food cakes,
jelly beans and Jello,
and kids gathered smiling around the table.
The year I turned nine, the five and dime
had a sale on Peter Pan panties.
Ten kids lined both sides of the table. Ten gifts to open:
each one a pair of Peter Pan panties.
My first lesson in diplomacy,
my face no doubt betraying
my true feelings.
LOL. For Susan's prompt at Midweek Motif: Birthdays, as Susan is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday to you, my friend!