I have finally found some time to sit down and go through the few photos we have from Robin’s party. We usually end up with thousands of photos (I’m not exaggerating) whenever we have a party but this time we were too busy having fun. We also had to keep a close eye on the children who ended up swimming in the pool of the house where we had the party.
Being islanders, we couldn’t leave out the traditional Quccija. For the uninitiated amongst you, this is a sort of game where objects representing various professions are laid out in front of a baby on their first birthday. The item chosen by the baby is said to be the one representing their future career. Apparently you’re meant to have seven objects, the most common of which represent the medical and legal professions, a pen for a teacher, rosary beads for a nun/priest and an egg, which is meant to represent a house full of things (or prosperity or fertility, according to different interpretations). We went one step further and asked the guests to bring something that represented the job they would like Robin to do when she grows up. There was also a generous contribution by Maia, who insisted on including some items herself. So this is what we ended up with:
- A purse: shopkeeper
- Tweezers: beautician
- Camera: photographer
- Magnifying glass: private investigator
- Ballet shoe: ballerina
- Knitted doll: dollmaker
- Finger puppet: puppeteer
- Statuette: sculptor
[items brought by guests]
- Wooden spoon: baker/cake decorator
- Metronome: musician
- Goggles and snorkel: scuba diver
- Thimble: dressmaker/fashion designer
- A gauge of some sort (no idea what it does): engineer
- Calculator: accountant
- Ice cream scoop: owner of an ice cream parlour
[items chosen by the husband and myself]
- Book: publisher
- White board marker: teacher
- Egg: full house/prosperity
- Money: entrepreneur
- Paintbrush: artist
- Pen: writer
- Wooden spoon: chef
- Pen drive: IT-related job
- Stethoscope: medical profession
- rosary beads: a religious life
As you can see, everyone got pretty creative with their choices!
After what seemed like an eternity, she inched closer to the inviting goodies and picked up the egg.
At that point there was a collective exhaling in the room and everyone started cheering Robin for being such a clever girl. This startled her and she quickly placed the egg back in its place, which was interpreted by some of the guests as meaning that she was undecided. So we let her have another go.
Conclusion: Robin will be a successful musician who will make bucketloads of money. Go Robin girl!