Just Another Birthday….NOT

30 Aug

Day 235


Hey Elle, the Bro turns 6 on Friday!  He has been counting down the days until his birthday for the last month. He thought his birthday was tomorrow (miscounted) and was very upset.  Don’t be fooled the count is not always the most positive experience for the child AND the parent. For me,  this is all bittersweet. Mainly because I want to celebrate it but not necessarily go through the work of having a party. Don’t get me wrong, I feel no need to compete to keep up with the Jones’ and have THE best party, I just have a tendency to start little but, it snowballs into a crazy extravaganza. It’s a lot of work.

But, the reward is seeing the Bro’s face beam from the overload of attention and stimulation he gets on his special day. The best part of the day is the inevitable melt down, which signals your job is done! Sure, it can go smoothly but, it usually ends with a child so fatigued that any ability to listen or communicate is gone… it ends with sleep – in the exact place the child last stood upright. But, despite all the planning, preparation and expense, the reality is each year your child grows older there is less and less you can do to FOR them.  One day things that money can’t buy will be in demand; a girlfriend or boyfriend, a better job, etc. So, in light of all that, I happily plan and look forward to the Bro’s 6th birthday. This is assuming I make it through his daily count down to the actual birth day! Your Erica, E- Out!


One Response to “Just Another Birthday….NOT”

  1. karenrca August 30, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Happy Birthday “the Bro”!!

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