Tada! Above you will see the ornate, custom made cake I have ordered for my first born’s birthday bash this weekend…. along with this cake that costs $2.50 a slice, I have also booked clowns, a petting zoo, and will be providing every guest with passes to Disney World in their goody bags.
OK, I jest. In reality, I plan to make Carson a funfetti cake from the box (yummm) and the closest he’ll get to a party this year will be eating pizza out with some of our church friends. I never knew how much grief I would get for not throwing some huge soiree for Carson’s first birthday. To add to my recent feelings of guilt, I received a catalog in the mail yesterday that exists solely to sell supplies for your child’s first birthday party. Good grief, people! I love Carson with every fiber of my being, but I just feel no need to spend inordinate amounts of money on a party for a child who has absolutely no concept of parties or birthdays yet.
Oh, and if you want some material for some good laughs, you really should google “first birthday party” to witness the lengths (and expense) some parents go to. Meanwhile, we’ll be enjoying our funfetti cake.