Everyone knows that being a Mommy is quite possibly one of the hardest jobs. The rules change, there is no manual, unexpected things happen. We all try our hardest, but sometimes come up short.
One area which I have come up terribly short this year is Little Guy’s Birthday. It’s in the middle of February. Every year I feel like Little Guy is gipped in some way. It’s too close after Christmas, I have 3 January Birthdays to deal with first, the ho-hum cold dreary days of February aren’t very motivating, and then I”m usually focused on planning a short little ski get-away for February break. Very low on my priority list is Little Guys’ Birthday. And this year, because of M-Man’s broken arm…..we don’t even have a present for Little Guy! (but he is SO hard to buy for as he only plays with what his brothers have or sports….and we really don’t need any more balls in this house!)
HOW TERRIBLE OF ME!!! He is such a ray of sunshine, such a happy guy, and his Bday takes a back seat!!
Luckily for me, he is also very low key. He has *never* asked for a huge party at an (expensive) venue with his whole class. He’s very content and pleased-as-punch to just invite 3 or 4 of his closest mates for a little get-together. This year’s fete was a sleep-over, where I invited his friends 2 days before. And can I tell you? They had the BEST time building Lego, playing video games, and playing football in the front yard.
And…..the Birthday cake….I was inspired by fellow blogger who tried to make a LEGO cake for her son’s Birthday. I’m not a great baker. (if you have a good memory, you’ll remember I really don’t like to bake.) But because I strive to be a good mommy, and I know good mommy’s make beautiful cakes for their children’s Birthday, I have on occassion tried to create for my own kids.
For T&M’s 7th Birthday, we were living in England, and the boys wanted a Knight-themed party, so I built a castle.
And for Little Guy’s 3rd Birthday, when he was going NUTS over tractors, I ordered a Tractor cake pan from the US and spent HOURS decorating the Famous Tractor Cake:
This year’s attempt at the LEGO brick cake…..well…..take a look and feel free to comment (NOT)
But the beauty of it is, the kids don’t care. Little Guy loved it…..and he had a great 7th Birthday!! His smile takes away this Mommy Fail.
And on a side note, I’ve already got NEXT year’s party all planned….and I will call the Baker! Cheers, all!