Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday! Birthday! Birthday!

My kid is obsessed with birthdays.

For the first couple of years of her life, it was easy to convince myself that my philosophy of no shindigs wasn't bothering her one bit. She had no idea what she was missing.

But now? Ugh. She totally knows.

She loved her party last year and, personally, I think that should count for at least two celebrations, if not more.

Kid parties are just. not. my. thing.

Starting a couple of weeks ago though...the onslaught began.

First, there was a party at her school.

Then, she wore a birthday hat around the house for several days.

Next, we turned the TV on and they were celebrating a birthday on Yo Gabba Gabba. It just wouldn't stop!

She's forever saying/signing "happy birthday" and "presents" and "candle" and "party" and "cake" and "dance" and singing the song that goes along with it all.

Then, we went to a party on Saturday. She was so excited and enjoyed herself immensely.

And now I feel like I'm starting to cave.

We've got just under a month until my baby girl turns four.

[insert every baby-to-kid cliché here]

Crap. I think I'm gonna have to come up with something.

Something small. Something small. Something small.

It better be something small.


Becca said...

Oh, I love the photos!! Samantha is totally obsessed with birthday parties, too. You mention a party, and she automatically assumes pizza and cake. Hey, that's all you need, right? Good luck! My girl's turning 5 on Monday. Nice thing about these summer birthdays is that you can have the party outside (we're doing a playground), so technically, pizza and cake and some party favors are truly all you need and the kids will entertain themselves!

Not a Perfect Mom said...

I love that pic of her smiling, what a ham!
For Hope we had a party this year, since she knew that parties were the thing to do...but we kept it small, 4 other little girls-a princess party...
the boy's parties though...don't get me started...ugh

Jennifer Horner said...

Wow, can't believe our girls are turning 3 and 4! We met you when Malea was just 1! Can't wait to see y'all in San Antonio, that should be fun. Hopefully I can lose some weight so that I feel good in a bathing suit because did you get a look at that water park?! Looks like fun. Our solution to Viv's bday this year was to bring her birthday to Kansas City where her grandparents live. They invited 40 people! I am not a party person either, but I guess we are having a party on Sunday. Happy Birthday Malea!

Cate said...

aw, look at her! that smile!

we are big birthday fans here. not me personally but certain little girls are obsessed.

Does M. have the M&D cake set? If not, she needs it. http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Birthday-Party-Cake/dp/B000090W81/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1306284813&sr=8-2