First I just want to say that was some interesting responses to my post yesterday. Is financial ruin inevitable? No. Is it a very real possibility? yes. There is so much up in the air that is out of our control. (job security, the housing market, the stock market) We are just waiting and seeing. Like everyone else. But trying to be mentally prepared should the worst happen.
On to more pressing topics!
As soon as the baby shower was over I started to obsess about Miss D's birthday. (What can i say? It is my nature!) Originally she wanted to invite a small group of school friends, which then shrank to one school friend. But then I started to worry that none of these school friends would show up. So I am now thinking to invite all of our adult friends that have children near in age. Then i am wondering if we should include our Chicago "family" that either have no children or very young children, but Miss D thinks of them as her own friends (not her Mom and Dad's!).
I am not sure what the preschool etiquette is. The few parties Miss D has been invited to (none of which we have attended, eeeeee) were affairs where the entire class was invited. So I am not sure what the social interaction is at this age, if I only invite a few classmates will the others be upset? Inviting the entire class might not be that big of a deal as I am sure a great deal of them would not come. (like me!)
So as you can see this whole thing is starting to spiral. I should mention that cost is not really a factor as it is going to be a pretty low-key event. Thoughts would be appreciated!
- The wonderful, warm atmosphere at Arabesque
- liquid eyeliner (practice makes perfect!)
- The real surprise and pleasure in your child's voice when you come home from being out all night and kiss her goodnight