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I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

By the way...

Natalie turns FIVE tomorrow! That's crazy! I have been pretty much in denial and ignoring it as much as we can, which is why she isn't getting a birthday party. Well that and we have no money and our apartment is basically turned inside out, and we have no money. Is that bad? No party? I am feeling really guilty about it. I am going to make up for it when Keith is out of town with Brady (for a best friends wedding) by taking her for girly treats (eating out, pedicures, shopping, etc.), but still. I guess it really isn't about the party, it's about celebrating HER, right? *sigh* I can't think about it much more, because the guilt is already very heavy on my shoulders.

5 comments:

Mommy Bee said...

We always did birthday parties every other year. On the off years it was just family. I think that makes a lot of sense--it protected moms sanity and her wallet, but still gave everybody a turn to have a few big celebrations during childhood. :)

Melanie Kym said...

I like her idea above VERY much. Unfortunately, birthday parties can end up being very stressful. And, as you said, it's not so much about the party as it is about making sure your child feels loved and special. Every other year would give the kids something to look forward to rather than just expect. I have 3 b-days in the month of April, so you add Easter on top of that and it makes for one stressed out and overextended mama. Get over the guilt cuz I'm sure Natalie will have a wonderful time hanging out with her mommy!

The Eldredges said...

I can't believe that we both will have five year olds this month! Congrats on the house! I hope it's in our ward!

Mrs. L said...

Special family dinners one year, parties the other.

Five. She's FIVE. Yikes.

auntie erin said...

5 years old... she was just a baby yesterday... where did the time go? you are such a great mom shannon. it shows in your wonderful children.