Calum at the age of 8. P.O.V
'Mum!' I yell from my room.
'Calum!' She yells back.
I started to giggle. I was playing with my superhero figurines. Mum walked into my room.
'What did you want?' My mum asks
'When is Jayne coming?' I ask.
It was my 8th birthday I am so excited.
'Brenda and Jayne are going to be here really soon.' She says with a smile. I smile back.
'Can I open presents?' I ask
'No ones here yet. You can open one when Brenda and Jayne get here ok.' Mum says
'Ok.' I say with a sigh. Mum smiles shaking her head then walks out of my room.
I continue to play with my toys when Mali walks in.
'Hey Calum. Whatcha doing?' She asks
'Uhh playing with my toys..' I say
'Oh yeah. That's cool. Happy birthday.' She says handing me a present.
'Mum said I can't open any presents until Brenda and Jayne get here.' I say looking from the present to her.
'Its ok. You can open this one. I got it for you.' She says smiling.
I take the small box from Mali's hand. I start to unwrap it. When I unwrapped it I opened the little box. In the little box was a little plastic thing.
'Whats this?' I ask
'You will find out later.' She says. I hug her and she hugs me back. Then Mali walks out of my room.
I leave the little box alone and play with my toys until Jayne arrives.
----skip to when Jayne and Brenda arrive----
'Calum! Jaynes here!' My mum yells from the front door.
I drop all of my toys and bolt to the front door. When I get there Jayne and Brenda are standing there holding a present each.
'Hey!' I say to them.
'Hey! Happy birthday Calum!' Jayne says hugging me. I hug her back.
'Where do I put his present?' Brenda asks my mum.
'On the table over there.' My mum says pointing to a table that has some presents from her on it.
Brenda nods and walks to the table then back to us.
'Mum. Can I open a present now?' I ask
'Yes. Hold on one second ok.' She says walking off to get my present. 'Sit in the lounge room.' She continues.
We all walk in the lounge room and sit on the couches.
Mum walks in with a huge present and a camera to take photos.
'Here you go.' She says placing the present on the coffee table. 'Mali! Come here.' Mum yells politely to Mali.
Mali was eating the lollies we had out the back.
When Mali comes in the lounge room I can finally open my present.
My eyes light up when I walk closer to it. My mum takes heaps of photos. I unwrap it. It was a case. I unlock the case and there was a guitar.
'A guitar!' I say picking it up out of the case and sitting down with it on my lap.
'Go and get my present that I got you.' Mali says.
'Did you open a present when I told you not to?' Mum asks
'Mali said I could.' I say.
Mum takes a deep breath. 'Its ok. Go and get it.' Mum says.
I go to my room and get the box. Then I return to the lounge room.
I open the box again. I still didn't know what it was.
'Its a guitar pick. You use it to play the guitar instead of using your fingers.' Mali explains.
I nod my head and pick up the pick. I get the guitar. I strum it with the guitar pick.
I look up at everyone and smile. I put the pick back in the box and then I put the guitar in the case.
'Thank you mummy! Where's dad?' I ask
'He will be here soon.' She says
'Ok.' I say smiling then I go to put my guitar and pick in my room. Now all I need to do is learn how to play it.