Last year, I enjoyed planning an airplane party for Tea. He didn’t care about the details that I spent hours on, but it was fun for me. This year, I didn’t feel any creative sparks in the party planning arena, so I didn’t plan anything at all. Tea still wanted a party, and we conventiently had playgroup at our house on his birthday, so we blew up a few balloons, his Nana made him a cake, and we threw firefighter hats on the kids’ heads. Instant party.
Tea’s single request, apart from cake, was to play hide and seek. Now, I love my kid and I adore his friends, but wow they are some seriously challenged hide and seek players. There was a dreadful amount of peeking, hiding in the same spot repeatedly, and I was stranded more than once when I hid and no one bothered to find me. There was also a whole lot of giggling. They had a ball.
Afterwards, Tea assured us that he did NOT need a nap. Since it was his birthday, we let him chose to stay downstairs. He spent the rest of the afternoon “snuggling” with his dad.