When it rains…

7 Comments 16 July 2010

When it rains, it does not necessarily pour. Sometimes it just drizzles. Which depending on how you look at it, may not really be that bad.

Like when you find a cake design you like at a place with an unskilled decorator and beg them just sell you the figurines so your “sister” can make the cake. And then take said figurines with a pirated picture on your iphone to be duplicated at a more reputable establishment. Don’t be surprised if the beach scene cake comes out a little more technicolorish than you expected.

And when you’ve decided that the kids won’t care about the colors and bring the cake out for everyone to sing happy birthday. Don’t be surprised if someone, like the birthday girl, falls backwards out of her chair onto the concrete. Just before her cousin gets stung on the face by a bee. Right before everyone discovers that the coloring of the blue frosting is semipermanent (ie. lips, teeth, hands, faces, kitchen floor, carpet, etc. etc.).

And when you cancel the plans for kiddie pools, on account of prolonged June gloom that is keeping the summer weather at bay well into July, and schedule a jumper instead. Don’t be surprised when the sun shows up for the first time the morning of the party.

And when you book said jumper with a cheaper company than the one you usually use to save ten dollars. Don’t be surprised when it shows up four hours early, is old, dingy, has a door so big the kids keep falling out, and collapses twice with everyone inside.

And last but not least. When the weather decides it is done being hot for the day, the first day it has decided to be hot all summer. Don’t be surprised when in Southern California in the second week of July for only the second time ever that you can recall, the clouds roll in and it rains!

Because if you let these little things bother you too much, you’ll miss the rainbows. Like the rainbow sandwiches

and the rainbow sprinkle crispy treats.

And of course the one you could never have planned.
But most of all, of all you may not realize that the birthday boy and girl, still had the best second birthday party of their lives!

Not to scare the sweet little mama at omyfamily getting ready to throw her own birthday shindig. But, sometimes the best laid plans are sprinkled with some unexpected bumps along the way.

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7 Comments so far

  1. saretta says:

    All that work for a 2 year old’s bday party? You are very dedicated! :-)

  2. RP says:

    GREAT story and wonderful story. those kids are lucky, and beautiful!

  3. Lori says:

    Cute pics – love the rainbow, birthday cake and sweet kiddos!
    Just wanted to drop by to welcome you to the #31DBBB challenge with the SITS Girls and congratulate you for winning the ebook! I can’t wait until Monday!
    All the Best,
    Lori (BlogFrog)

  4. Wow what a memorable and wonderful day!

  5. I just fell off my chair laughing and I’m not even the birthday kid! This reminds me of one of my favorite children’s books – If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Life is so very much like that as a mom. I’m so sorry for all the moose-muffins your kiddo’s party had! Probably pretty stressful at the moment, but you wrap it up in such an inspiring way here!


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