As some of you may know, the rapidly approaching third birthday has been stressing me out in terms of event planning. We have been visiting different locations (i.e. Zoos and Children’s museums), to get quotes and a feel for what a “destination party” would entail. Those ideas went out with the price tags and the most recent plan was to throw a simple backyard (mini) extravaganza. But as each date I threw out was problematic for the few people involved, pushing the party into October, a month in which his birthday is not, I tried a different approach…asking the birthday boy himself.
This evening’s dinner conversation:
Me -“So Zachary, your birthday is this week. We are going to do something special. Anything you want. What would you like to do?”
Zachary – “I don’t know”
Me – “Do you want to have a party with some friends? Or a family dinner?”
Zachary – “A family dinner”
Me – “OK. Do you want to invite any friends?”
Zachary – “Nope. Just me, Daddy, Mommy and Isabelle”
So, there ya have it, preserved here for insurance purposes. Thirty years from now, when he comes to me straight from therapy, nursing emotional wounds inflicted by lack of three-year-old festivities, I can prove that it was his choice!