Birthday parties are tough. Really tough. And the older your child becomes the tougher it is and the louder they are.
During the two hours (or longer if you lost your mind for a bit while writing the invites) you will really get to know your child’s class and the type of kids they are friends with!
The one who likes to go around popping every. Single. Balloon. Often placing the balloon right beside your ear or creeping up behind you when you aren’t looking. This one likes to keep you on your toes.
The one you can’t fill
There is always one child who eats every single sweet on the table. Not that you mind, but you don’t want them going home with a sore tummy and having their mum think you only fed them sugar and junk food. The thoughts!
This one likes to climb the back of a chair and jump off like they are a stunt-style move that will leave their classmates rolling around with laughter.
The one who spills home secrets
“My mummy says she’s sick of spending all her money buying birthday presents” Ahem!
The polite one
When one guest actually thanks you for getting them that third glass of juice or says the party was very good ,it’s enough to stop yourself giving them every single party bag.
The spiller is the reason you bought plastic tablecloths and locked the good room. Next time you’re serving water.
There is always one wants to go home. And while you do feel sorry for them, the last thing you want to do is ring their mum – especially when they only dropped their youngster ten minutes prior to the tears.
The one who eats nothing
You don’t want them going home on an empty stomach so badly that you are on the verge of bribing them to eat a sandwich. Almost.
The one who follows you around
There is always one who becomes your shadow helping you serve and even tidying up after. While you want to tell them to go play, the extra pair of hands when trying to feed what feels like an army of kids is always nice.
The one who really doesn’t want to be there
You know they were made go to the party because they have been sitting in the corner checking the clock ever since they arrived.