March 2022 Slice of Life challenge
Today is my daughter's first friend birthday party since 2019. She missed celebrating year 10 and 11. Finally, she gets to celebrate her 12th birthday with her friends. I am taking them to an aerial yoga place where they will take an hour long yoga class using hammocks suspended from the ceiling. Then we are off to a local taco place to eat. After that a trip to Target so they can pick out snacks. Then we head back home for cake and a sleepover. And don’t forget the pancake breakfast planned for the morning.I bet this sounds epic to many 12 year old girls. And let’s be honest this one “party” is making up for 2 prior years of lost birthday party time.
I have a deep aversion to sleepovers. Or really anything that causes me to get less than 8 hours of sleep a night. I only allow one birthday sleepover per daughter per year. There is nothing that can prepare me for the way I will feel the day after with less than a desirable amount of rest. I will make the sacrifice. I will put it into perspective that it is not at all about me. Success will be marked with my daughter’s delight and the memories she will be blessed with.