I would like to take this time to say thank you to each and every person who has ever come to one of my children’s birthday parties. Seriously, you all deserve medals.
Aiden was very kindly invited to the birthday party of a classmate today. I was scheduled to work 12:45-4:00 and the party was to take place from 2:00-4:00 at a local children’s bounce house/arcade establishment. This meant that poor Gabe was tasked with taking the kiddos on his own. With a stroke of luck I was able to leave work at 2:30 and meet up with the crew to help out.
Children’s birthday parties are ROUGH. There was a large crowd in addition to the birthday crew and to say it was sensory overload is to speak a very large understatement. There was pizza and cupcakes, bouncing and games. There was also screaming and running and being pulled in every direction.
More than likely one of our two children’s next birthday celebrations (maybe both) will be held at this establishment (and we know the owners – the kids absolutely LOVE it) so I apologize now for the sensory overload experience I will one day foist upon you. I do have to say, though, I am very glad these places exist because I’m not sure my living room can handle another of the kiddo’s birthday parties.