I'm a mom who likes to do it all. I mean, I'm a SAHM for a reason, right?
Birthdays are a big thing for me...I love nothing more than throwing an awesome birthday party for my kiddos. We have always had "home" birthday parties...sometimes they involve swimming, sometimes they involve bounce houses, but they always include homemade treats, special homemade decorations, a special "theme" with matching goody bags/gifts. You get the idea. I stressed myself out, but it was so worth it in the end to have a fun party for my kids.
This year? I'm learning to let go of some things.
Chuck E. Cheese is hosting Adam's 5th birthday party this weekend. Granted, it has been his undying wish to have his birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese for the last 6 months, so he'll hardly be disappointed. I'm even letting go of the goody bags and Chuck E. Cheese is providing the Bag-O-Crap for $1.99 a head.
I'm actually breathing a sigh of relief. I just can't do it all and I need to let it go sometimes and realize that my kids aren't going to be tortured by the fact that I didn't plan a homemade birthday for them. Heck, they'll probably be happier.
But I'm still making the cake and cupcakes. That I'll never let go of. :)