Day 108

Really disappointed in the 30 day poem challenge prompts this year.  They’ve been uninspired. 

In lieu of a poem, here’s the run down of our three year old’s birthday today: 

7:40 AM M wanders into our bedroom asking “it’s my birthday! Where are my friends?” 

8:00 AM finds us opening the presents from Nana.  Handmade costumes. Including matching ones for his doll.  The knight costume was a huge hit, until he saw the firefighter costume.  The pirate costume appears to need more of a context to be appreciated.  Perhaps once he’s seen Princess Bride? 

9:00 AM finds us opening his present from Savta and grandpa.  A scooter.  Off come the costumes.  Suddenly he must go outside. Right. Now. 

10:30 Mama drops M and Imma off at the park to try out his new scooter.  Falls twice, but has it pretty well mastered in 30 minutes. Did I mention the age guideline says 5+?  Mama takes off to pick up party supplies and lunch.  

11:30 Picnic in the park.  M’s lunch choice: dim sum.  

12:30 Imma and mama settle in with Frog and Toad and Harry Potter to try and nap.  But it’s so hard to settle because. Friends! And cake!  And presents! And balloon! 

1:30 M asleep.  Mama and Imma use the next two hours to clean the apartment, pick up grown up refreshments, clean some more. 

3:30 Imma runs vacuum,  M wakes up.  This is as it should be. “My friends? My friends are coming?” 

4:30 Guests arrive.  One cancellation (stomach bug) leaves us with 7 children, ages 1 to almost 5. 10 grown ups.  We watched two Wallace and Gromit shorts with popcorn.  Break for pizza.  Third Wallace and Gromit.  Cupcakes and gluten free brownies.  Rocket straw cups for party favors.  There was a mattress on the floor for movie watching, which meant of course there was some jumping on the mattress.  Surprisingly, there were no major meltdowns, and the kids actually played well together.  Not bad considering many of them had never met before.  Grown ups drank wine. 

6:30 Most of the guests depart.  One child and his parents remain.  There is an after party consisting mostly of blowing bubbles on our porch.  It seems to also involve singing various versions of “Let it go”.  

7:30 Havadalah ceremony to mark the end of Shabbat.  

8:30 Last guests depart

9:30 We manage to corral M into bedtime routine.  

11:00 M finally conks out,  though he’s been very quiet and mostly asleep for an hour. 

Whew!  Good thing birthdays only come once a year.  But man.  I can’t believe it’s already been three years. 

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~ by realsupergirl on April 18, 2015.

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