October 11th, 2013
I’m learning that four-year-olds spend a lot of time thinking about, talking about, and planning their birthday parties. Last week, Miss Mouse came home full of details about her friend Lucy’s forthcoming sleepover birthday party, demanding to know if she could attend.
A quick conversation with Lucy’s mom confirmed two suspicions: a) that Lucy’s birthday is not until April and b) that Mom had absolutely no idea a sleepover was in the works.
But preschool girls do not let minor things like time frames or feasibility stand in the way of their dreams. (Nor should they!)
Thus it should come as no surprise when I share that Miss Mouse has been in full Birthday Planning Mode for the past couple months. With the Big Day now looming on Tuesday, I believe my girl has most of the details worked out in her head.
She’s a bit concerned that I might not remember it all, which is why I came into the dining room the other day to see this note taped to the table. I’ve translated it for those of you unused to deciphering a four-year-old’s handwriting.
She had previously asked how to spell spaghetti, but I hadn’t connected the dots until I saw The Note.
Spaghetti for birthday dinner. Check.
Also on The Birthday List are:
- Gingerbread man cookies from a specific bakery to be brought for her school treat.
- Lunch at Cici’s Pizza with Just Mommy and Mouse. (This is very important.)
- Afternoon of girl time with Just Mommy and Mouse. (Are we sensing a theme?)
- Spaghetti for dinner.
- Cupcakes for dessert.
- Birthday t-shirt to wear to school.
Lucky for me, all of her requests are easy to grant and I am looking forward to helping make her day special.