Anyhoo, I have a dilemma - a quandary - a tight spot - a catch 22 - a jam - a predicament - a fix - a sticky situation. Ya know what I am sayin? And what do I ALWAYS do when I have a decision to make?
I call YOU my faithfully wise friends. And Rhonda, cause the song tells me to. Is there a Rhonda in the house? No? Well, just pretend.
Middle Twerp is having his 5 year old birthday party. Ah -- 5 years old. It makes ya just smile thinking about. He knows what he wants - A SPIDERMAN PARTY at HIS NEW HOUSE. There were no discussions, no quandaries, no predicaments...nope. None. He was decisive and sure of his decision and he has not wavered. Not once.
So we are all set. And in my efforts to actually PLAN and PREPARE in ADVANCE, I go to his Pre Kindergarten class to request names to make invitations. And then. Then. It all changed.
You see, MT PreK teacher's family is going through some challenges during these rough economic times. So she took matters into her own hands and is opening her own party place. It will open in 2 weeks and she wants me to have MT's birthday party at her new place. She has two themes: knights and magician. She is sweet and kind and wonderful....and, as I have found through numerous phone calls and letters, quite the sales lady.
She has set up the entire party for MT. I am talkin planned it ALL OUT - giving me a discount for ALL the kids in the class. And she is so excited at the business opportunity of 20 kids seeing her facility in hopes of future bookings.
Great, right? Fab, right? Easy, right? WRONG!
Middle Twerp wants a SPIDERMAN party AT HIS NEW HOUSE with a SPIDERMAN web cake. And he ain't thinkin bout any alternatives. Nope. Nada. None.
So I graciously let his PreK teacher know. And I could see the disappointment on her face. She is just trying to get her business started. And although she does not have a SPIDERMAN theme party, we could tweak something at her place probably, but MT wants it as HIS NEW HOUSE.
I know. I know. What is a girl to do? IJ is not even thinkin bout doing 2 parties -- I mean NO WAY thinking about it. But how can I say no to her? It is a little pricey, but she is just tryin to make ends meet.
What am I to do????? He is 5. Really? Will he care? Will he remember? Will he notice? Uhm, as much as I wanna say NO NO NO. I know him oh-so-well and it is YES, he will care. Yes, he will remember, YES he will notice and throw a hissy fit.
Can we have a FEW over for a small party at our house and then do the big one at the PreK teacher's place? We don't know anyone to invite, we are just inviting the entire PreK class and IJ says no.
WHAT AM I TO DO? HOW CAN I SAY NO TO HER?
So here are my options:
- Have SPIDERMAN PARTY at our house, maybe do BT's at her place. And single-handedly financially ruin the poor lady and her family.
- Have MAGICIAN party with PreK teacher, and let MT realize it ain't all bout him.
- Have two parties as to help his Pre K teacher out, and get a divorce.
Is there a Rhonda in the house?