This year I informed the girls that they would take turns having a theme party. It is way too much work when their birthdays are only three weeks apart. So this is Maya's first "no theme" party...unless you call pizza and a movie a theme.
Maya was very insistent that no little sisters be allowed at this party. But look who made their way into the party...
It was so hard for me to watch Eden be left out. I was the little sister and I remember how it felt. Aric on the other hand was not as sensitive about the situation. He was the big brother who didn't want the little brother around.
So when it came time for presents, Eden did not sit in the circle of friendship, she was on trash duty.
When it was time for the movie. Maya wanted to share a seat with her friend Holland so it left one extra seat. I pulled her aside and asked her if Eden could watch the movie. She said yes but only if Eden promised to be quiet and not burp really loud(?). So Eden promised to be on her best behavior and she was so happy to be with the big girls. When I went to take a picture she covered herself up because she knew she wasn't "really part of the party"
Seriously...I felt so sad for her. Aric couldn't understand it. He thought that it was Maya's party and that Eden didn't need to be upset. But if tables were turned, I know that Eden wouldn't have thought twice about having Maya there. In fact she probably would have insisted on it.
So what would you have done? Should I have made Eden go somewhere else? Your sister should be one of your friends right?
Anyways...after the movie they played Sing Star until parents came. I think Maya had a great birthday party. She wasn't too disappointed about her lame cake...and she loved having her friends over. It was the easiest party to throw and I'm thinking of making "Pizza and a Movie" a new theme. That way I can just have that kind of party every year!