Monday, June 6, 2011

Fête Frets

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.

4 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Maybe you should do it early... tell her it's so that she has her special day before the new baby comes and you will need to be very busy for a while, and will also be tired.

spinninglovelydays said...

That's definitely a possibility I should consider. The culture here just avoids early birthday celebrations - a Chinese superstition, I believe, which I definitely shouldn't pay any attention to, lol

Nikka said...

if you need help, just holler!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Nikka!