"Surprise!" The lights flickered on, and the balloons flew up to the ceiling. I jumped back, startled. A surprise birthday party! My grin reached both my ears.
"Oh boy! Thanks, guys!" I ran up and hugged my dad.
"That's alright, my boy. Look, there's your presents! Go open them, kid." I disengaged and rushed over to the pile of gifts. I ripped them open, tearing the wrapping paper into tiny shreds. The first one I opened was the best.
It was a dinosaur costume set of pyjamas. I immediately rushed to my bedroom and put them on, and ran back down. "Look guys, I'm a dinosaur!" I danced around, pretending to bite the other kids in the room.
My dad urged me to open my other presents after ten minutes of fooling around. They weren't that special. Just a couple of action figures. They paled in comparison to my dino jim jams.
I did get a camera, though. For a bit of fun, I took a picture of my dad as he was taking a picture of me. We giggled together for a few seconds.
That was the best birthday I ever had.