I blame Pinterest.
When I sat down with E around January 15th to start planning her birthday I foolishly said, “Let’s check out Pinterest!” Full of enthusiasm and dreams of an awesome birthday party in which Mummy doesn’t go crazy. Something awesome, easily achieved and low key. We scrolled and scrolled and scrolled through a bajillion gazillion pictures of all things unicorn and rainbow.
We stumbled upon a lovely party from the folks over at Jonesing to Create. We started having Parry Gripp music fests every morning before school. And we have a new about-to-get-on-the-bus, off to swim lessons, grocery store, fight dragons etc, catch phrase: “Smiles and Hugs Forever!” Of course the downside being the earwigs from…you know, the bad place you can’t even be upset about because it comes with rainbows and unicorns and breakfast burritos and a palindrome enabled feline.