- The Fam
It’s true. Recently we celebrated Raine’s half-birthday and all day long I kept thinking…”Has it really come to this? Are our children so spoiled that we now celebrate their HALF birthday’s?!” Obviously, I’m still very conflicted about the whole thing.
But it did serve a good purpose. Raine has a birthday at the end of summer before school starts, which is a killer when your one soul desire is to have a REAL party with all your school buddies and not just a lame family party. Until this last year, I have been able to convince her that family parties are so much better than friends parties! Only your family would dress up in medieval costumes pretend your the princess, and spend an entire evening dueling and jousting. Only your family would attend a girly tea party wearing mad hatter hats and offer you piles of presents!
But alas. She no longer buys it, and we don’t have the luxury of living close to family any more. Then to make matters worse, 6 months ago we told her that we would take her on a whale watching adventure for her b-day because she loves whales (and because she had no friends available during the summer for a party). To make a long story short, we didn’t follow through with the whale trip.
So due to parental guilt and the labored feeling of a birthday un-done, I threw this surprise Half-Birthday celebration together. Now it’s done.
I would say my favortie part of the day was surprising Raine, seeing the excitment on her face and all the giggling at the party. Our two low points, when the birthday girl cried and screamed (inevitable) and when I didn’t pay attention to Little Lime coming in and out of the kitchen eating all the sweets…until she puked.
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