I am emerging from the ongoing panic attack from planning my son’s fourth birthday party. When I started on this mission, I was going to have the party at Chuck E. Cheese which is somewhat of a Vegas for kids. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a Chuck E. Cheese party, however it’s just too loud and too crowded for me. Did I also mention the pizza sucks? So after careful consideration, I decided to have his birthday party at home. When I decided to buy a home, this was one of the reasons on the list. I wanted to be able to throw parties and voila….a reason to party has emerged.
I started planning kind of late, but decided to go with a superhero theme since he is a big Justice League fan. My friends directed me to Pintrest where there was an explosion of party ideas. For the next few days, I pinned and I dreamed BIG. I was going to make my basement a Batcave. There would be a Hulk bean bag toss, capes, coloring, photo booths, lions, tigers, and bears. All of these ideas ultimately lead to me crying in my office for 30 minutes while beating myself up for not being a Pintrest worthy mom. Truth be told, I suck at any kind of crafting, decorating, or anything dealing with being creative. It’s just not my strong point. My friend K came to the rescue and assured me that if I simplified my party (face painting, mask decorations and a pinata) I would not be shaded by a group of four year-olds. Four year-olds don’t have Pintrest. They don’t care about the fine decor of the party. They just want to know if there is going to be cupcakes, hell I’m 32 and all I care about at a party is cupcakes. So, I am just going to keep it simple, so I can keep my sanity.
Now, the next party on my list is my housewarming. The housewarming was pushed back due to me not having enough hours in the day to get my house ready. My parents will be here this weekend, and hopefully they can run a little interference while I try to get some furniture and think about my decor options. My sister was here two weeks ago and gave me some really good design tips, so hopefully I will get a chance to get the rest of my house in order before my housewarming.
I had my first appointment with the cleaning service and man, listen…..I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner. In two hours, they cleaned all the nooks and crannies in my house AND folded my laundry. Anyone who knows me, knows that I would live out of a laundry basket if I could. I despise folding clothes, and with two children, it takes me a long time to do it. They also changed the sheets on everyone’s beds, and I came home to straight up hospital corners on the bed. I am completely sold, I signed up for a once a month cleaning, since I think twice a month might be a little too much for me.
- “That” Single Mom Random Thoughts: At Chuck E Cheese (yesiamthatsinglemom.wordpress.com)
- Pulling off the big birthday party (workmombalance.com)