Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dawn of the Birthday Party

Today is the big day. In about nine hours our house will be flooded with small children and their adults. The house is clean. At least it was clean last night when I went to bed. The ginormous Spiderman cake has been ordered and awaits pick up this afternoon. The decorations and party favors have been bought. There is even a pin the Spiderman on the web game. We are ready.

I think. Last night when I asked Jake if he was excited about his birthday party today he said "YES! I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE MY SHAMU BIRTHDAY PARTY!!" Long pause. Deep breaths. In and out. Then I said, "Um, Jake. You're not having a Shamu party. You are having a Spiderman party. Remember? That's what you said you wanted." Pause for a moment. Then, "BUT I DON'T WANT SPIDERMAN! I WANT SHAMU!" Then some crying, pouting and gnashing of four year old little teeth.

Oh, ya'll. I should have gone with the Shamu dream. I hope he doesn't flip out when he sees the cake he picked out later on today. Depending on his mood, I may put up some pictures of the party this afternoon. Peace out.


  1. How did it go?? Well I hope. You can always have Jake "help" you plan a Shamu party for Emma if it is really bad. :)