Punkin's birthday is the 30th, but we're having her party for her school friends this Saturday. Her real birthday falls on the same day as the first Georgia football game and I hold no illusions that any parents with tickets would rather come to Punkin's party than to watch the #1 ranked (see how I snuck that in there?) Georgia Bulldogs. Also, traffic on game days is an absolute nightmare near my mom's house, which is where we're having the party.
Several weeks ago I asked Punkin what kind of party she wanted. Why, a Princess Party of course! I briefly tempted her with a Hello Kitty party, but after a couple of days she was back to wanting the princesses.
So, we're having a princess party. I've only invited the little girls from her class, which Mr. Daddy thought was an outrage. There are only about two little boys in the class and they're not even at an age where feelings will be hurt if someone's not invited. Plus, now I don't have to come up with boy activities at a princess party.
The girls were all asked to wear their princess dresses. I told the moms that I have a couple extra just in case they haven't given in to the princess onslaught yet. For the activity, the girls are going to make foam tiaras and decorate them with sparklies and gew-gaws and what not.
And also foam magic wands. Then we'll have cake and ice cream and that will be it. I hope it will be enough. Who knew it was going to be so difficult to plan children's birthday parties. And that there would be so much pressure!!
But the whole princess mania started me thinking. Is this ALL Punkin will ever be interested in? She doesn't seem to be interested really in anything else. Bubba has SO many interests and it seems that Punkin doesn't really have any. And have I forced the princesses on her? My mom said that she's still too young and that when Bubba was her age he didn't have as many interests as he does now. Which is true, as far as I can remember. I know he loved trains then and we encouraged that fascination in lots of ways. And really, is that any more stereotypical than Punkin's love for princesses. Boys = trains. Girls = princesses. I don't know. I just hope that Punkin doesn't get sucked in completely. I hope that she develops other interests. Bubba wants to be an archaeologist. I hope Punkin wants to be one too. Or whatever.
I just don't want her to be limited by her pink sparkly dress.
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