I have to say that I’m really thinking about Marguerite’s birthday celebration this year. For the past two years we’d mainly focused on giving her a really fun day, useful and enjoyable presents and a modest class party in Sunday School. However, she has been to quite a number of childrens parties since then and I think she has developed expectations based on them. We could cater to that, tweaking things a bit so it’s not as assembly-line trendy, but my main concern really is that I’d just have given birth at that time, probably no more than two weeks. I expect to be really out of it from childbirth and the ensuing brand spanking new baby in the house experience. Even delaying celebration another two weeks to make it a month and maybe even make it a double celebration with the baby’s dedication wouldn’t be enough. And the fact really is that I find it hard to be enthusiastic about parties with, you know, crowds (you should ask me how I define crowds – there’s a good chance I’ll say, “20 people”), lol. I’m really more about intimate gatherings. For kiddie parties, I prefer just a handful of Marguerite’s friends, providing them with food and fun activities… I should just stop talking about this. I really don’t know what my point is.