Thursday, January 29, 2009

Grown-up kind of Party

We are well into 'Birthday Season', at the Fisher house. All of our birthdays are in the fall and winter months, one after another in rapid succession. So, in a six month period, we celebrate seven birthdays!

This coupled with the compaction of family holidays during those months makes it feel like wave after wave of 'celebration' around here!

Starfish decided that, this year for her birthday she just wanted to have a few friends go to a movie and have pizza afterward. "Perfect", I thought.
Last year, she had a big 'Nancy Drew" themed mystery party, complete with a crime scene and clues. I say it was last year, but it was really only about 6 months ago. Two parties a year? Lucky kid, right?

Well, since all our kids' birthdays are in the winter, (and also since our house is the size of a walnut) we decided to have 'half-birthday' parties at the pool. Worked great--until, it's six months later and I'm faced with another round of birthdays to celebrate...(hmm, didn't see that coming!)

So the movie idea was great, except the movie that she wanted to see wouldn't be opening until the night before the party and I couldn't find showtimes. So I guessed. Then it snowed, closing school for two days and she wasn't able to get her invitations out to all of her friends in a "timely fashion".

"What if no one can come?" she asked

"well, just have it next week." said I.

Apparently that was out of the question.

In the end, she ended up calling her friends on the phone rather than handing out invitations. Most already had plans, and so she relented and 'allowed' her siblings to be part of the party. Very mature, I think.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Sarah really wanted to go, but we made her stay home because she would still be contagious with strep throat. (We'd only gotten one dose of antibiotics in on Friday.) I still think we had to do that, but I feel bad because it sounds like most of the invitees couldn't make it.

We have 3 kids in our family with birthdays in fall, and that is enough to make it feel like birthday season here too. I can imagine it must be a bit hectic for you.