We’ve been crazy this week with work and overtime weekends and school. Then there’s been sore throat days, meet the teacher days, sick days and juggling poorly kids days. We’ve also been super late with the toddlers birthday party. The idea started off with us deciding to just have a meal out for the 4 of us. Nice and simple, no fuss and no stressing. Then a sort of mum guilt kicked in as we’d had a fairly big one for Z at the same age and I didn’t want to treat the toddler differently. Not that he cared one bit of course but *I* knew. Just one more big party? Then no more after this one. Besides, it’s not much organising really. We should be experts at it by now.
After a few days of mental organising and running about, we had a big day for him today and have another for the other side of the family tomorrow. I always forget how much work goes into a party and I really should write a letter to myself to detail it all so that next time I’m tempted, I give it a good read and stop being so shocked about how “there’s so much to do!!!”. It’s funny though how you spend SO much more on your first borns parties as your brains go flying out the window. They soon come back for your second child’s party and you get a lot more savvy about doing it much smarter. I’ve found the nicest ever rainbow cake at a bakery not too far from home and it’s cost about a third of the price that a “proper” birthday cake would have cost me. It’s so sweet and so pretty with all its colours. That’s now going to be recommendation to anyone wanting a nice cake and wanting to save some money (besides baking your own of course).
One massive big fat fail this week though was getting my dates completely mixed up and not realising its Blog On this weekend, which means that, sadly, I’m going to miss it. And so it is, party number 2 tomorrow which’ll be a much more relaxed affair with pizzas and finger foods. I can’t wait!