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Surviving a birthday party.

 

We have just survived our son’s birthday party.  Even though they were only twelve kids plus two toddlers with three parent-helpers, it was still hard to manage, and it was not even hosted at our house. 

 

I have hard time imaging how people can manage to host a party more than 10 people.  I had an experience hosting a birth celebration party for my son with a turn out of over 30 people.  The challenge was to prepare enough food to feed those people and to keep the food warm enough before the dinner started.  That party turned out to be okay because I had my mom and my brother to help out with cooking and food preparation, and my son was pretty cooperative too.  My son was very mellow when he was a baby, always keeping a watchful eye.  You would seldom hear him crying.

 

I tried to keep a tradition of inviting my friends and colleagues over for Chinese New Year celebration.  However, that was short-lived after three years.  Each year, I would have fewer people showing up and each year I was challenged with the amount of food to prepare and especially with the ability to keep them warm without spoiling the freshness and taste of the food.  Finally, I gave up.  It was tough to do it all alone by myself. 

 

Anyway, back to the birthday party.  My son was excited with the bowling, at least for the first half an hour.  It is hard to keep the attention of kids like his age.  We were struggling to get everyone back to bowling.  There were other attractions competing for their attention.  It seemed that the arcade games were more appealing.  Maybe next time, we should go to Chuck E. Cheese’s.  By the way, throwing a birthday party is not cheap.  I am thinking that the next time he will have another birthday party may be 4 years from now.  In between, we may host one for his sister.  We will see.  It was really harder than we thought.  Oh, actually, it was harder than I thought.  My husband did warn me about that.  He has very little confidence on anything I do.

 

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  • Sour Apple
  • Hi, I havn't been here for a while, how are you?
    好巧,我兒子今天也有一個birthday party, 而且也在保齡球館!因為他已經10歲了,所以2個小時,他們都打保齡球打得很高興.但是你兒子還小,我想Chuck E.Cheese's會比較適合他們,去年我兒子也是在Chunck E. Cheese's.
    到外面辦party輕鬆多了.暑假時,我女兒的birthday party就是在家裡,我也叫了9個人,但是我不像你那麼好命還有媽媽brother幫忙,所以我就只煮一大鍋chicken soup,其他就用冷凍的前菜和餐廳的外賣了~~不過還有甜點,水果等等,算起來比在外面辦party還貴,因為還要算你自己的人工費呀!累都累死了.下次如果還要再在家裡的話,我要叫其他的媽媽potluck了.(不過,我想我還是在外面辦吧!太累了,好幾天前就要計畫了.)
    我想你一定是個完美主義者,小心,不要把自己累壞了.
    Happy birthday to your son!How old are he right now? 6 or 7?
     
     
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