Monday, July 11, 2011

Making the Guest List


How to Ensure You’re Invited to a Little Mermaid Birthday Party:
1) Hang out with child from the very beginning, starting with trips to the NICU when said child is born six weeks early, three days after your wedding.
2) Continue visits as child grows, including impromptu visits after school/practice, morning visits before school when the child’s mom needs a latte but loading up three small kids is out of the question, and summer visits that sometimes last all afternoon.
3) Play many rounds of mama dinosaur/baby dinosaur, encourage the learning of Frisbee, and sip many cups of hypothetical tea from 1oz plastic cups with matching saucers.
4) Always be open to another round of reading a book, refereeing a race, or watching yet another variation of a summersault.

Rumor has it I made Spiderman’s guest list for next month. I have to admit, I’m pretty excited.

1 comment:

  1. This just reminded me that kids' birthday parties have themes.


    I'm not good at themes, particularly if E wants to have a lame theme. Perhaps I'll have a "Doughnuts and Diapers" theme for her first birthday... you're invited, of course.