Today was Ellie’s 6th birthday party. She had a joint party with one of her friends from school at a local indoor play place, and really enjoyed it. They had great fun running around, eating party food and wearing themselves out.
Unfortunately, despite the fact it went so well, I find myself sat here at 9.30pm still mulling over something that happened, to the point where my other half finally turned to me and told me to ‘blog it out honey’!
So for my sanity and hopefully your amusement – here’s what’s bothering me.
Start by picturing the scene…the first few children arrive for the party…the two girls greet them and put the presents their given in piles on the tables…they quickly run off to play.
A minute or two later Ellie re-appears and as she runs near she suddenly shouts aloud ‘are there any more presents yet?!’
Alongside dying slightly inside, I managed to say something about that not being a nice thing to say and can she not say that again. I’m not quite sure what I said to be honest, as it passed in a blur of embarrassment and horror. But I made the point as best I could and she ran off to avoid any further discussion.
Now I know that for children, birthdays are inevitably about presents so I’m not angry that she thought it, I’m just gutted that she said it! Of course, this isn’t the first time I’ve been embarrassed by my daughter and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I’m also 99.9% sure that she isn’t the only child in the world who’s ever said something similar so I’m hoping that by ‘blogging it out’ as my other half says, I’ll manage to stop feeling quite so annoyed.