I've been approaching one of the largest dilemmas a parent will face:
What to do for the first birthday party.
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Do I do just a family party?
A party with neighborhood friends?
How about Kate's other friends?
One big combined party?
And, well, you can see the pressure I'm under.
So let me explain the long and extenuating circumstances under which I made my decision.
Days kept on going and going and going by, and I realized I still hadn't sent out invitations.
And then, Dave told me he was going on a business trip and asked me if Kate and I wanted to join him.
I said yes.
And voila! The decision was made.
We don't get home until Friday night, and Kate's birthday is on Saturday - the day of Kate's family party.
So the decision is:
Only a family party this year and not a friend party.
Maybe I'm a bad mom, but I figure that Kate won't remember anyway . . . I'd rather do a fun friend party when she's two or three when she'll be more aware and more likely to remember.
Oh, the pressure of being a mother.
The moral of the story is: if you put off making a decision, you won't have to make one at all.