Birthday parties are always a bit stressful.
Not mine of course! That usually just requires a good glass of wine.
But I digress…
Planning your kids’ parties is what I should say…
When they’re babies and toddlers you worry less about them and more about having enough food for all the friends and relatives you’ve invited. But as they get older and begin to make friends of their own and make request as to what kind of party they want, the stress level begins to rise.
As preschoolers, they’d like to invite the entire class; they want 3 flavours of cake and every game and snack imaginable…
Oh, is that just my kid?
Whatever it is as parents we do our best to make their birthdays special; giving them what they ask for as much as we possibly can. But in the long run, the stress is usually self-inflicted (when they’re young, anyway) because kids are so resilient that they can usually make fun out of anything as long as they’re with their friends.
Ummm….is that just my kid again???
So as I get ready today for my daughter’s 6th birthday party (where did the time go?) and feel the pressure rising, I have one very distinctive thought…
It will soon be over
AND THEN I CAN HAVE A GLASS OF WINE!
- Playground peer pressure blamed for forcing cash-strapped parents to spend up to £500 on children’s birthday parties (dailymail.co.uk)