I feel like this will be the first birthday that actually matters to him.
He talks about it occasionally, but today, driving home from preschool, he really laid it on thick--like, talked-about-it-non-stop-in-vivid-detail-for-10-minutes thick:
Mommy, I'm going to have a Justice League Party. I want the colors to be blue and green. And red and blue.
|Judah wants you to have fun at his party...or else.|
I don't want to invite anyone from preschool [he hasn't made any friends there yet since he's only been attending this new school for 3 weeks.] But you're invited, and daddy and Noah.
Noah will be the only baby. Only big kids are invited. [He then proceeded to rule out lots of younger siblings who are actually the same age as him and insist that only their older siblings are invited. Apparently Judah thinks of himself as a 5 years old.]
And it will have a volcano with hot lava coming out. Two volcanoes.
Mommy, is it going to be the coolest party ever?
And there's going to be a pool, a giant pool. It will be warm so we can swim.
And there will be lots of pretend animals. Like at the zoo. But these animals will be just pretend.
And a train ride, like at the zoo.
And a car ride, like at the zoo.
Mommy, it's going to be the coolest party, right?
Um...right...I'm glad his birthday is far away so I can take my time playing the game "Managing Expectations: Preschooler Edition."
Also, don't you love how he speaks in the future indicative, leaving absolutely no room for doubt that this will all definitely happen? And it's so gracious of him to invite me.
I was hoping to do some low-key thing--you know, bring some fun party cups and napkins to his preschool and give everyone a brownie and some goldfish. But now I'm realizing that's not gonna fly with Judah. Guess this might actually be the first year Judah gets a real, bonafide, at-some-designated-venue party.
Ugh. I hate, HATE party planning. I didn't even want to plan my own wedding. I was so not into planning my own wedding that I hired my close friend to do it all for me, and she ended up doing an AMAZING job while I gave her very little direction or opinions.
I guess I'll start looking at Pinterest pages for "how to plan a birthday party for people who hate planning parties." There is a page like that, right?