Last Saturday we got together with some family to celebrate my daughter and niece’s second birthdays. Being just 2 days apart, these cousins have quite the special relationship and my sister-in-law and I were excited to celebrate it. I talked about it a bit here, but their party was the perfect scenario. My sister-in-law did all of the cooking, while I did all of the decor, and that made things so much more enjoyable for both of us.
While we divided up the tasks, I would be lying to say we did it alone. Our families are always willing and able to help with my often over-the-top ideas. My mother-in-law and I tend to think along the same wavelength, so she’s ready to jump right in and tackle it all with me. My husband’s grandma was in town and will get going on any task you give her, and the men in our lives are ready to move, lift, or set up what we ask of them. When all was said and done, our family was there to help clean up and scrub dishes. It’s a total team effort.
Some people will look at this and think, “For a 2-year-old’s birthday? What’s wrong with Chuck E. Cheese?” Absolutely nothing is wrong with Chuck E. Cheese. This is just something I love to do, so for me it’s a no-brainer, and I’m lucky enough to have loved ones who go along with my crazy.