The treatment celebrity kids get is mind blowing sometimes. That’s why it’s refreshing to see a down to earth birthday party for a child of celebrities. Apple, the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin was given a special birthday when she turned 13. But it’s a birthday we commoners can pull off.
Turning 13 is a big day for humans. Of course, the obvious reason is that it’s when a person officially turns into a teenager. They head into that stretch of life where every age they turn ends in teen. But there is more to it than that.
They also change. Most kids when they turn 13 have a total change of personality. From being a mommy and daddy’s girl, they start to want to separate and try to grow up. They want to go to the mall by themselves and they want to do all their own shopping while Dad sits in the food court waiting for the call that she needs his credit card. That’s what that age is about.
She Looks Just Like Her Mother
But a 13-year-old can be caught off guard every once in a while still being a kid. That’s what Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin did for Apple’s birthday. They took her to go get some ice cream. But it was way more than that.
They took her to the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles. It’s like Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, only brought to real life. You can eat the balloons and you can swim in sprinkles. Don’t eat the sprinkles, though. People put their feet in there.
Along with a pic of mini-Paltrow, Gwyneth wrote the loving words, “Happy 13th birthday, you gorgeous human. You light up every room, my heart, the world. You. Are. Everything. I love you, schnapps.”
But it was a birthday and Mother’s Day combo day for the two of them. Apple also sent her mom the love. On the side of a coffee mug was a special note left for her mother.