Hard to believe that I am now a proud mother of a 7 year old.
These seven years have breezed by, it seemed like time is moving extra fast with him for some reason. Maybe because he is my little bestie. My actual real life mini me. My mom often says that she doesn’t understand how or why but he is just like I was at his age. He does quirky things that I used to do without ever seeing me do these things like change into different accents at will, or request to learn how to properly use a knife and fork.
Last year we had an intimate family dinner, and this year we decided to go big or go home. We decided to have a gymnastics party at our local sports center. I invited 14 kids and told the host that we were expecting 11, which was perfect because I had 3 last minute cancellations. This made me feel very happy because it felt like finally I had gotten things RIGHT with the invitation situation. We had a room full of kids READY to go.
The kids were so excited to participate in the activity. There was a lot of jumping and rolling.
Josh was especially happy because in addition to his friends and family, some of his school friends came to the party as well. This was a big win for me because the life of a working mom doesn’t allow much for much parent meeting so the fact that they came just on the invitation was a nice opportunity for me to meet parents from his class.
Finally it was time for pizza and cake! I gathered all the children around and he blew out the candles on his birthday cake, and just like that we celebrated 7. He gave me the biggest hug and thanked me for his party, which of course turned me into a puddle of nellie. We can’t have big birthday parties every year but we want to make sure that they each get one every other year.