Lexi turns seven. We celebrated with a surprise party. I gave the invites to her teacher with the envelopes addressed to the parents of the girls invited. I made one for Lexi addressed to myself so she wouldn’t get suspicious. The next school day some of the girls told Lexi about her party. She asked me about it and I lied and told her, “No, I wasn’t planning a party.” She asked me to promise and tell her the truth. I again lied. So Saturday morning she really was surprised when all her friends were waiting for her in our basement. She initially responded with anger toward me for lying to her, but got over it quickly when she realized all her friends were there. We had a mini pedicure party, where I ended up painting 16 sets of glitter toes. The girls had fun, especially our Lexi!
One thing I love about having kids, is living vicariously through them. I don’t know if it is bad to do this, but I figure as long as we are all having fun, who cares! Birthday parties are one of my most favorite things to give to my children. I love planning them, decorating, thinking up fun ideas, and of course seeing the joy it brings to my children. I just might do one for them every year, even if it is spoiling them.