Monday, September 28, 2009

Birthday Pressure

So next month my baby boy turns three.  Hard to believe it's been three years.  So of course we are planning his birthday party.  This is always a stressful chore.  What should be fun becomes my nightmare.  If it was left up to me I would have the whole thing planned and ready to go, on a date that I selected.  But I happen to have the mythical beast rarely seen.  In my house lives the husband who is "involved".  I originally planned for the party to be on the 24th which is the week before Jacob's birthday (I have to work the following Saturday).  But since we finally have chosen the location, a local farm with petting zoo and hayrides, he now has decided that the third week in October is be too dicey with the weather.  So now the date has been pushed up two weeks.  That gives me 12 days to get this party together.  I will have to get invitations, figure out the theme, bake a cake, two actually (allergies),  make sure there are sufficient things to entertain, put togeter goody bags, etc.  Did I mention that I work full time?  Hopefully people will be able to attend, since I've been prepping people for the later date.  What my darling hubby doesn't understand is that a lot of people plan ahead especially this time of year. 

If we had decided on the location earlier this might not be such an issue but he likes to have "input" this usually leads to procrastination and last minute decisions, because most places are deemed insuffiecient, this forces us to throw things together.  For example the last two birthdays, our wedding (which turned out beautifully).  I figured this year we were on top of things.  It's a almost a whole month in advance, until the date was jumped up 2 weeks. 

So, I think we are going to go with Disney's Cars theme even though we are going to be at farm.  Well keep your fingers crossed that people will attend and that the weather will hold.  All I really want is for Jacob to have a great time.  I think the location will be a lot of fun, Jacob loves animals and anything outside is always a winning situation.
Well I've got to go.  I need to figure out the cake situation.
Talk to you later.

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