sigh. i’m not sure what or how much to write. there was definitely a lot of dreaming, planning and effort on all our parts to make this 7th birthday special and really fun. indeed it was totally awesome - great friends came, delicious food was prepared, my rainbow cake turned out better than i imagined, the pinata was a blast, the kids worked on some creative projects….everything he wanted happened and he had some fun and happy moments but in the end it was quite overwhelming for him and he claims it was the most miserable birthday ever. i know he doesn’t mean that entirely but after working our butts off preparing cakes, shopping, food prep and yard maintenance over the past 2 days, it is disheartening to hear and i wonder how did we stray so far from simple? there are some greater issues, however, it is ever clear to me now that despite dreaming big and wanting it all, drawing the line and saying no can really be in his best interest. oh next year. but now some of the good stuff;
the day before;
the morning of;
good folk attended;
(Little M took his first real steps - several all a once);
food and drinks enjoyed;
7 colors of the rainbow for my 7 year old boy;
his real birthday is soon and i always keep that very special day to ourselves. there’s still opportunity for my boy to shine, to love, to laugh, to enjoy the celebration of his 7th year (and for me to spend some undivided time with).