Today we celebrate three birthdays in our household, yes you read that right, three. And I had no time to plan for them. I take that back, I had one day to prepare for it. Last night around eight Carter was using some extreme bedtime avoidance techniques when he came out dragging his stuffed snake behind him. He simply had to inform me that the following day was Snake’s birthday. He would be turning eleven. I told him that was nice to know and that he better go back to bed as it was sure to be a busy day, with the party and all.
This morning he had not forgotten. In fact it came out that not only was it Snake’s birthday but it was also Zebra’s and Thomas Blanket’s as well. Who knew blankets had birthdays? I guess you learn something new everyday.
I need not have worried about having no time to plan, Carter did it all. The party was held at high noon in the boys’ bedroom. He arranged for all the guests’ transportation. He baked a strawberry cake – notice the blue and green pillow in the center of the animals, that would be the cake. The brightly colored bowling pins served as soda. Oh and just so you know, Snake’s blue soda is not blueberry flavored as you might think. I took a drink from it and was then informed amidst giggles that it was actually mouse flavored soda.
The guests gathered, gifts were opened. Zebra was delighted to get a book about trucks, Snake was happy with his new toy and Carter informed me that blankets don’t like gifts.
The cake and berry flavored soda was served. We sang the Happy Birthday song and there was even entertainment as I was requested to do a dramatic reading of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. During the reading, Snake had to be spoken to and was almost placed in time out several times for his over exuberance every time the word “mouse” was mentioned in the book.
Other than Snake’s behavior during the entertainment and Zebra’s overindulgence of his raspberry soda which resulted in a tummy ache, fun was had by all. I was impressed with Carter’s ability to pull off such a smashing success of a party with only half a days notice. Perhaps he has a future in party planning.