And not poisoning a bunch of children...
Which brings us to the birthday party: I'm putting a lot of hopes into this little shindig. Toiling with lists and plans- doing tests and preparing things. It's my insanity at work. My husband and family are kind enough to indulge me (mostly). So naturally, I want this to go really well- and naturally it might not. While total calamity as *yet* to arrive- certain little things aren't exactly going as planned.
While I have several other projects in the works for this party and ideas I'm hoping go well etc. I'm starting to let go of my need for it to be perfect. The point here is more that K loves it. My success as a parent isn't defined by a birthday party and while I know that sometimes that need for perfection jumps ahead of that logical part of my brain. It's the little things that get us. So, in our humanness you roll with the punches and refocus on what really matters: The child. It's his celebration!
I used to think that wasn't important- I do now, I've learned a little more about that. One of my favorite all around good people, authors, philosophers, do-gooder- Jean Vanier said this on celebration:
“Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed.”
― Jean Vanier, Becoming Human
So while it may be a little birthday party and I may be getting a little too manic about it- it is important to celebrate those we love. Those memories, feelings, positivity promote love and positive humanity.
Yes, even a birthday party.
Coming soon: The BLOG Celebration of K!