Today Klara had an in-class birthday party at school. Now we are going to Applebee’s. Tomorrow she has a day-long playdate in lieu of a birthday party. The actual party will take place at the park in summer, giving us an opportunity finally to have an open-air birthday.
My attitude to the day-long playdate is stoic. On the one hand, it’s good to be left alone as the kids entertain themselves. On the other, they mostly entertain themselves by playing dress up and conducting scientific experiments with my bath products. So you can imagine the mess. One of the birthday presents is a rocket stomper, so I’m hoping to shuffle them outside to rocket stomp in nature. Another present is a geological excavation kit. Which won’t be easy to use, given we actually have snow.
We are fortunate to know an unafraid family who wouldn’t be terrified to bring a kid over for a playdate.