The day draws nigh—Sugar Cookie’s sixth birthday. Last year the celebration lasted the whole month of March because you’ve got to have a kids’ party, a family party, and a celebration on the actual date of birth regardless of what day of the week it may fall. It fell right around Easter so the childrens’ party was early, which made it seem as though it wasn’t really a “birthday” party– hence the proceeding celebrations. There was a fabulous tea party, cake and ice cream with family, a fun-filled day at the local arcade/fun place, and then more cake. Needless to say it was all very unnecessary and a lesson was learned by all. You’re only born once, you only need one party. However, it is rather a lot to ask grandmas and great-grandmas to sit through the chaos of 20 kids running wild, spilling drinks and leaving ketchup fingerprints on the walls. It’s a lot to ask of mom and dad come to think of it.
So what will it be this year? Build-a-Bear? Well, that’s an hour out of town and a lot to ask of parents. Plus it’s a bit costly so you’re really limited in number. You can have an unlimited number of people if you rent the local rec center pool–but it can be a little yucky and William tends to be too grossed out to help out. Just host a theme party at home you say? Again, I’ll refer you to the above comment–20 kids and ketchup fingerprints. Girls only sleepover? Ahem–I think I’ll pass on that too. I wish I could be that mom who loved staying up until 4 am watching movies with 10 giggling chatterboxes–alas–I am not. Mostly because the giggling is only in between the tears–“so and so said such and such”,”I want my mommy”, etc.. What will mother come up with this year? Will it top last year’s array of party hats and boas, sipping from fine china with our pinkies up?
I guess we’ll go back to hot dogs and paper plates, themed of course. Be ready with your magic eraser–there will be ketchup.