I hate first birthday parties
But then Charlie happened to us, and guess what? NOW I really enjoy the socialising that goes on with the other parents. Shock, right? Again, that's because I have MY OWN KID! All I'm saying is that you either really take good care of your childless friends if you want them at the party (like maybe give them free booze). Or just let them know that they are invited but there is absolutely no pressure to come. Wish someone had said that to us back in the good ol' days of no child.
We needed to celebrate with the people closest to us, who saw the tears, the ugly-ness, the desperation AND our greatest joy! I didn't understand that about parents before Charlie. Parents of one year olds are, probably, (mainly) throwing the party for themselves. I get it now. OK. That's alright. It makes sense. Everyone party 'cause I'm no longer a hater!
All dressed up
|Aunty Sulyn and an outfit change|
|It's supposed to be a drum|
|Lot's of Aunty's and Uncle's to share the day|
|Mr Giggle Bottoms|