Is it just me, or does this seem like a LOT of presents??
We threw a birthday party for our 6yr old today. The weather was brilliant, nobody went missing or got injured and despite my pathetic cupcakes, the kids had a blast.
We weren’t sure what to do for his party this year. Parents in our neighbourhood tend to go crazy overboard and we didn’t want to do that. Who am I kidding, we couldn’t afford it even if we wanted to. We ended up reserving the mini-soccer field behind our house. You can rent a public field from the city ($12 for 2hrs).
There was only one injection of drama–an ambulance, sirens blasting went speeding toward our house while the pizza was being delivered. My mom was at our house babysitting a napping DD. Every adult at the party stopped cold. We were all thinking the same thing–that ambulance was heading to our house. I called home on my cell. My mom answered, “It’s fine. I hear the sirens. Everything is okay. She’s okay. ” At the same time, my neighbour called home to make sure the ambulance wasn’t at our house. He rocks. I owe him beers at our house soon.
Apart from that one very distressing moment, the day was great. My heart swelled to see how proud our son was to be the centre of attention–the king of the day. All children deserve a special day in their honour every year, but I can’t help but feel that he might deserve it just a tiny bit more. He has had to defer so much attention to his sister this past few years and he has never once complained or acted out. He’s a sweet, loving boy who absolutely deserves the attention and gifts that were lavished upon him today.
We love you kiddo.
Mummy and Daddy xo xo