Winner is: #9 – maddiesmom
In June, I live with an impending feeling of dread! My reason is really rather trivial … it’s Birthday Season @ our house! Three of our four children have June birthdays (14th, 17th, and 27th). To top it all off, our oldest (Hayley) also turns 18 (whoohoo 1 down, three to go) and then graduates from high school the next day. Add Father’s Day to the mix, and well, I feel like I’m loosing my mind.
I know birthdays are celebrations, but they stress me out. It has crossed my mind more than once, that maybe, the mom’s should get to celebrate the birthday’s not the kids! I mean, we did all the work getting them here, we could stay in bed and do nothing, if anyone complained we could force them to sit and listen to our labor and delivery stories! It’s a great idea, I might even look forward to June if we did it that way!
In all seriousness though, kids birthdays seem to have gotten out of hand, don’t you think? What happened to the days when 3 or 4 of your friends came home with you after school, you ate a hotdog and pototo chips, drank some kool-aid, wolfed down a slice home-made cake (with no theme, but a scoop of ice cream), played a couple rounds of mother-may-I and hot-potato, opened your presents and party over –> your mom sent all the kids home empty handed and happy!
Today it’s 20 kids, theme parks, jumpy castles, petting zoos, movies, pottery parties, pinatas and to-die-for loot-bags. Here I am, complaining about it all, and yet, I buy in to it too. I hate it, but who wants to be the mom of the kid who has the crap parties and lousy loot-bags?! NOT ME sisters (and Richard), not me …
This definitely, is a symptom of POP (parenting for other parents) – read more about it @ DaddyUnderground! Leave him a comment, he writes these really funny and witty posts and he deserves some feedback.
Maybe, we could all band together and start a “Give a CRAP Party Campaign“? Start spreading the word, no more than 4 kids, no themes, no fancy food or store bought cakes, no bounceroos, no clowns, no ponies and for sure no loot bags!
In the mean time, please forgive me if my posts are short this week, I have 24 children coming to my home on Saturday to celebrate Sam turning 7 and Georgia making 2. I have a pinata to buy, balloons to order (they like the helium kind), the yard to clean (it’s a horror), the food to buy and prepare, the cakes to bake (or order), loot to buy, bags to stuff and the house to scrub (I don’t want anyone to
know think we’re piglets). In my spare time (hahaha), I will be down on my knees praying to the creator to give me some good weather, because I can’t, can’t, can’t have all those kids in the house, can I?
To kick off the party season, we attended one today. Georgia wasn’t too thrilled about being prepped for the party :(
She was no fashion victim today and she wasn’t happy about it (she’s wearing Deux par Deux)! I love the 3 pony-tail “do”! I must give credit for the cute hair to Kerflop and her sweetie who often sports this same cute style.
Today I’m giving away an award-winning Whoozit Baby Toy (6″ size). Whoozit is probably our number one seller for baby gifts. If you don’t have a baby that will love this Whoozit you’ll want to comment and win it anyway, because this great toy makes a really cool baby shower gift.
Whoozit has bright colors and high-contrast patterns offer visual stimulation; hidden noise makers, including rattles, squeakers, and crinkle paper perk up little ears; and a variety of textured fabrics keep busy hands occupied.
To win you just need to leave a comment AND let me know if you love the birthday hype or NOT!