My son Yusef turned sixteen today. He's invited 6 of his cousins to have a slumber party. We had cake and junk food and now the boys have all retreated to the marbowah (traditional Libyan sitting room) and are watching scary movies. Lucky Yusef - his birthday has come this year during school winter holidays. And lucky me that we built the house with a marbowah that has the an entrance from outside. Yusef and the boys can stay up all night long, laughing and joking and watching movies, and I wont have to hear a thing.
We ran out of birthday candles and used seven big ones instead. 1 representing a decade and 6 for the years = 16.
The party gave me another opportunity to play with light and dark too. Still needs work though.