I’ve been trying to get some ideas for Lina’s birthday party. I know, it’s not until August but I like to plan things and get lots of Pinterest ideas. Last year she wanted a princess party but I was able to convince her to have a superhero party instead. Which turned out great and she had a blast doing the superhero training. I was so excited when my neighbor offered to dress up as Cinderella if she ever had a princess party. This year, she couldn’t care less about having a princess party. I offered ideas for all of her favorite things… Lalaloopsy, My Little Pony, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and even a fairy party. She thought for a moment and said “I want a bunny party.”
I’m sorry, a what? Oh Pinterest, how am I going to pull this off without having Easter in August? That wasn’t much help, so I started pricing party places. Build A Bear was first on my list since that is her newest obsession. It was doable and not having to clean my house was a definite advantage. But she didn’t want that, she wanted a bunny party, even when I told her she could make a bunny it wasn’t good enough. Groupon had a deal on a bounce house party where she could hop like a bunny… nope. Then she decided to start toying with me, anytime I brought up a new suggestion or the list of old suggestions she insisted that she wanted a bunny-unicorn party. In an effort to get her off the bunny-unicorn idea, I suggested a dance party. That has been the only thing she has actually agreed to, the girl loves to dance.
Then we watched the Olympics and she saw two very talented young ladies figure skating in sparkly yellow costumes. She no longer wants to be a singer when she grows up, she now wants to be an ice skater and of course wear sparkly yellow dresses. Of course that also means she no longer wants a dance party, she wants an ice skating party. Which means I have until August to teach that girl how to skate! We’ve been skating twice, checking out 2 different rinks. We have two more to check out that seem like they are going to be more what we are looking for. During our second session Lina was able to skate almost half the length of the rink by herself! I’m so impressed with that girl. But the rink was crowded with rowdy teenage boys who were set on breaking the rules and not caring if there were little ones around, and the skates were incredibly uncomfortable, so we didn’t stay very long. I’m currently trying to talk her out of an ice skating party until the kids are a little older. I don’t want to have a party that ends up being stressful for all the parents. Even though I’m sure I could talk her into a Frozen theme to go with the ice skating.