I have been quiet the past few weeks with my writing and interaction in the wonderful land of social media. It’s be a two prong attack: one, I caught my husband’s nasty virus that still has me feeling loopy. Two, my son’s birthday is in November and I turn into Super Mom to plan his party.
Or, in reality, I turn into Crazy Mom pretending to be Super Mom.
I enjoy being crafty, though my writing is much better than my art skills. Each year I make decorations for my son and turn my home into party central. For his first birthday I created a banner with his name and age on it, and each year I make a new number to update.
This year my son wanted a Paw Patrol party. If you don’t know what this is, don’t worry. It’s a new show on Nick, involving dogs coming to the rescue. It’s so new that there was nothing, absolutely nothing, commercial I could purchase for the party.
Now, this doesn’t bother me too much, I enjoy making my own party items. The problem is that it is time consuming to make my own. Nick has a great website with multiple different printable options to help make a party special. I designed my own invitation and cupcake toppers. I printed a pin the badge on the dog game, masks, and stickers. Then I had to cut out each and every item.
My hands are still sore.
Add this to the nasty virus both my husband and I were consumed with and it was a fight to the finish line, my first guests helped us blow up the balloons!
But, at the end of the day, I have a very happy child, who loved his birthday party. My writer friends may be working on their 50,000 word NaNoWriMo challenge, but I made my son’s day special for him.
And I really wish NaNoWriMo was a different month than November.
Now it’s time to switch out of my Mommy hat and put back on my Writing hat.
I think I’ll sit back, drink some tea, and read a few books first.