I hear those words almost every day. In a sweet little 4 year old voice. “Mama, can we have a party today?” Some parties are low key and only involve music and a small homemade present made for mommy. But there are days where that simply is not enough for little miss future event coordinator. Some parties require decorations both pre-made (it’s actually a good use of old birthday party decorations that I keep for seemingly no reason) and homemade, music, homemade presents made by little one AND mommy that are for each other and daddy and older brother, snacks, party crowns, games, and a cake of some kind. And then it’s usually someone’s birthday, whether it is or not. Complete with candle lighting and birthday song singing.
While these party requests can grow a little tiresome day after day after day, it’s hard to resist the smile, the voice, the cheeks, the excitement. Oh, the excitement. I just love how she finds such wonder in everything. And this time, it’s the idea of getting our family together, giving presents away that she worked hard on, and dancing the time away.
And hopefully getting some cake 😉