The Birthday Present

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The Birthday Present

After a year of waiting, it was finally my birthday! I was so excited that morning that I woke up at 7am, cleaned the house, and waited for my mom to wake up, so we could begin decorating. But little did I know my uncle would later ruin my party. This experience taught me how to laugh at myself.

As soon as my mom woke up we began to decorate the house with Toy Story party supplies and started to cook the food. My brother’s friend rented jumpers so he let us borrow 2 for free! My dad arrived with the piñatas and cake! While the guests began to arrive I remembered my uncle Hector, who had recently come from Mexico who we had not seen in a very long time, so I decided to invite him. I called him and told him I was having a birthday party and would like him to come. He said he’d be at my house at 5:30pm. Did I mention he has a bit of a hearing problem?

Everybody was having a great time. We started to serve the food; carne asada, beans, and rice. After eating we broke the piñatas and gave out the candy bags. My uncle finally arrived. He had a confused look on his face. After some party games we cut the cake! Which, incase your wondering, was an ice cream cake. Then it was time for the best part of the party, at least for me, TIME TO OPEN THE PRESENTS!!!

First I opened the biggest box that had Toy Story wrapping paper that said, “From your uncle Pablo”; it was a Play Station 2! I now invite him to all my birthday parties! Then I opened a blue gift bag with balloon pictures on the side that was from my aunt Martha, it was a Chivas t-shirt! I love my aunt Martha! As I kept on opening presents, I began to get curious about a pink birthday bag that said,”From your uncle Hector.” I thought to myself,”The bag doesn’t matter,” because I know that us Mexicans tend to reuse old gift bags. My cousins, neighbors, and friends watched as I pulled out a Hannah Montana...
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