At Doodlebug's recent birthday party, swarming with 7 and 8 year old boys, I overheard an awesome conversation:
Boy 1: Who is Doodlebug's best buddy? Raise your hand!
Boy 2, Boy 3, Boy 4, Boy 5, Boy 6, Boy 7, Boy 8, Boy 9: Oh, I am. I am! [hands waving wildly in the air]
It was so cute to see my little Doodlebug being so adored!
There were also plenty of other conversations revolving around typical 8 year old boy topics like weapons, boogers, poop and various body parts generally not discussed in polite company.
A fun time was had by all.
And here's a picture of the cake. Doodlebug is rather fond of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and requested that his cake look like one.