Saturday, April 19, 2014
party down, thirteen-year-old!
Last Friday (April 11th), Mia had her birthday party. It was a day off from school (administration day for the teachers) so she figured that was a great day for a party. And it was - except that I still had to work. I suggested that she have it on Saturday so I could be there and help but I was mildly shrugged off and kindly informed that as long as I made the cake and caramel corn, my presence was clearly unnecessary, thank-you-very-much. Humph. Fine, little-miss-I'm-so-independant-pants. In her words as a two year old "I do self, mommy. I do self!".
I did get to join the festivities for the final hour or so, after several games and the viewing of the ever- popular "Frozen". So I snapped a few shots with my phone.
After gifts it was time for cake. Unfortunately I forgot that we still haven't purchased any birthday candles. Nothing like a glade cinnamon holiday (or whatever it is flavoured) leftover from Christmas to be a quick substitute!
Of course, it had to be red velvet with Mia. And I can't say I am sorry that she chooses it every year. Other than an over dose of food colouring , it is rather delectable.
Mia and three of the friends in her class demonstrated some weird dance that they came up with as a response to a demand from their teacher. It was rather hilarious.
Then all of those wackadoos joined in for a group buggy-swayish dance type thing. They are so weird. I was never that weird. I certainly am not that weird now. I will never been that weird (okay, okay, I'm about as odd as they come). But they are. It is a great, wonderful weird. Mia has been abundantly blessed with a great group of friends. They are such great girls - lots of fun, caring, playful, don't take themselves too seriously for their new-teenagers status…. all around a great bunch.
And the aftermath:
So I guess my kids don't need me for birthday parties. And that is fine and dandy. Especially because, quite frankly, unless I am doing it to help someone else, I stink at birthday parties. I'm too lame and lazy. Well, not entirely - but kind of when it comes to my own family's parties. I like simple. And really, nowadays, simple is wonderful.