Thursday, December 30, 2010

My soon to be three year old...

Henry had the days counted down to him today by his daddy for his upcoming birthday. There are 6.

And he has been floating all day with the thought of this upcoming celebration.

If we mention it he says, "My birthday today?"
We then remind him in 6 days...January 4th.
As I clean up for New Years today he thinks we are prepping for his party. 

He has talked about a party. Sadly, I don't think he is going to have a party. But now there is this gut wrenching twist in my stomach that says I NEED to bring on the streamers and the kids. Since he took in Charley's first kid birthday, he is envisioning this for himself. But we had stated this doesn't start until Kindergarten - but he is too little to get that. I truly think on his day if we do some special family activities, open some presents, and see a friend he is going to be thrilled.

And I tell myself this.

But then moments pass and he wanders to my side and his little hand finds my knee and he says, "Mama, I have cupcakes at my party? I invite Elly?" and I now have tears as he walks away proudly, not waiting to even hear my response.

So...anyone want to come to this little guy's party...what to do? Even though Charley didn't have friend parties early - he had family come because it was a better time of year for travel. This time of year is hard with weather, holidays, etc.

But this is just what I fear about Henry's position in the family...middle child. He deserves to feel all powerful on his birthday. And we will make that happen...with or without a big party...that involves Charley's friends or our extended relatives...because he is too shy around the friends he could claim as his own. 

Tuesday will be big.
It will be big!
Especially for me his mama.


Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww make those cupcakes. invite elly at least? i want to come!!!!! RR

One Take On Life - Heather said...

I feel for you, early January birthdays are hard.
Maybe if you have just a little gathering for an hour, not an official party but just a little something. Eat some cupcakes play a game or just have the kids watch a movie.

Anonymous said...

awwwwwww is all i could think, too, RR!!!
cupcakes are a must. that is SO cute. i wonder when this stage will hit for the bird...

Anonymous said...

You make yummy cupcakes! :) Make some! Invite the mailman in when he comes by and call it a party.


Lynelle said...

awww! Elly would love to stop by sometime that afternoon and help him celebrate!

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

Ed returned home today from work saying "nice guilt trip you laid on people." Didn't mean to do that at all. Just honest feelings I was having today. My hormones and emotions did kick it in gear and I wrestled up 3 friends to come over for a cupcake so a small party he will have. And daddy might swing a day off work. We'll see.

Rebecca said...

I would definitely bring the Crazies...he's the cutest!

Can't wait to hear more on Tuesday!


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