Tessie turns 12 on Thursday, March 12th. It’s her Golden Birthday. So of course she wants a party. At home. So coming off of the flu, a weekend away to see my niece, and a full work-week, I am not quite sure how all the party prep will get done.
As she plans out the menu, searches for the perfect decorations, prepared the goody bags, and picks out her outfit, I am stressing over having the house clean enough for guests, grocery shopping and cooking for 45 people, as well as getting paperwork done, lesson planning, grading papers, laundry, and booking some needed appointments.
I feel awful that right now I am no where near as excited as Tessie is for this party, but as she shows me the decorations she bought today, and explains where she will put each one, I smile and nod. I want to be excited. . . . but I just know it won’t happen until everything is done and people start arriving on Saturday!