Have I ever mentioned I HATE kid birthday parties. Ask anyone, there isn't much that I "hate". I truly dread them. I try and get into it. I try and get "excited" by going on to Etsy and choosing a custom invite to print, then spend another $3 to purchase the "icon" to add to the treat bags and cupcake toppers and such.
And then I print the invites and help the kids add the names, and I DREAD the expense and the chaos - the CHAOS!!
Oh yes...and Dean questioned WHY we weren't at Brunswick... the "cool" bowling alley!
|Marly with her bestie - Izzi|
I looked around and wondered if anyone would notice if I ordered a pitcher of beer for Mark and I (or maybe a cocktail would be more discreet?). For all we spent, surely the bowling alley could throw in a complimentary pitcher for Mark and me in sympathy and support??? (better make it one pitcher EACH!)
Two Hours of my life and Two Hundred and some dollars later that I will NEVER get back, and it was FINALLY over. ($200 does NOT including the invites, cupcakes, name labelled sippy cups, balloons, or popcorn treat bags)
PLEASE remind me NEXT YEAR we will are going some other route to honor their birth, because this was like some sort of corporal punishment for choosing to give them life.
...and to endure some sort of mass party with too many 7 (or eight) year olds will surely set me OVER THE EDGE if I were to endure it again, and would just need to bring my own FULL bottle of wine and set it there right out in the open!!!
Go ahead parents - you go ahead and judge me!