Thank Goodness No More Threes! A Birthday Interview

A couple of days ago, Miss C turned 4! Hooray! As you can tell by the title of this post, I am relieved that I no longer have three year olds in my house. Whenever people say that the twos are “terrible,” I heartedly disagree. For you see, the threes are where the “terrible” parts truly start. In their twos they might get warmed up but once they hit their threes they are running at full speed. At least this has been the case for my two girls. So yes, it is good to be FOUR!

In order to celebrate C and her birthday, I asked her some questions like I have done with her sister on her birthdays. I have delayed doing this for C until she got old enough. Well, I think four was as good a point as any to start!

Mommy: What is your favorite color?
C: Purple!
Mommy: Who is your boyfriend?
C: Davy! (a little boy from her preschool)
Mommy: What is your favorite food?
C: Marshmallow Cheerios
Mommy: What is your favorite thing to play with?
C: My dog named SnuffleBally (well-loved stuffed animal)
Mommy: What do you want to be when you grow up?
C: A Firefighter
Mommy: What do you like to play with at school?
C: Food Ice Cream – not the real one!
Mommy: What do you like about being 4?
C: Being a big girl!
Mommy: What don’t you like to eat?
C: Eating chicken when it’s not chicken nuggets
Mommy: What don’t you like?
C: Washing my hair
Mommy: Why?
C: Because I don’t like bugs
Mommy: What do you like to play with your sister?
C: Play in her bedroom.
Mommy: With what?
C: Her animal chickie

Low-Key Birthdays

Two weekends in a row we celebrated Miss M’s birthday. One Saturday for the family, the next for friends. We had the family party here. I do not decorate a lot or try to spend a lot of money for birthday parties. Although I enjoy looking at the gorgeous photos that people post from their children’s parties, that is not me. Case in point, here is a photo from Miss M’s family party:

As you can see, our decorations consisted of one “Happy Birthday” sign (purchased from the Dollar Store about three birthdays ago) and one Party City balloon with the word “Rock” on both sides and a picture of a guitar on one, and a skull and crossbones on the other. Yep. Keeping it classy. Miss M picked out the balloon. It is our one extravagance for their family party.

We served pizza (takeout/Aurelio’s), soda (to be poured by yourself from the 2 liter bottles in the fridge), salad (freshly prepared by J) and dessert. J and M made an awesome Kit-Kat Cake that turned out so good:

Doesn’t that look fancy? It is really SO easy! Miss M enjoyed putting the M and M’s on top.

So there you have it. Low-key decorating/partying on the cheap. In our family (and I am sure in yours as well) our focus is on the gathering of people to celebrate another’s day of birth. I try to keep that in my focus and not get too consumed by having a perfect house with lots of decorations. I appreciate it when others do it but for me this is enough. And that is all good.

How do you do birthdays? I will talk about Miss M’s kid party soon.