Sunday, February 17, 2008

What About My Needs, Mom?

It's been about 9 years since I've had a kid in Kindergarten. I now remember that Kindergarten is all about birthday parties ... lots of them. It seems that almost every weekend lately, Eric has been at a birthday party. Does this mean I'm required to host a mob of 5 and 6 year olds come Eric's birthday in March? I'm really too old for that.

I usually go out and buy the birthday gift without Eric in tow because he just whines about why he can't get a toy too. Yesterday, as I was wrapping the gift, Eric was complaining about how everyone gets a birthday present but him. I explained to him that the birthday kid gets the presents and he gets to go to a really cool place and run around and have fun. His response ... "What about MY needs?" Are you kidding me?! His needs, indeed! Does that not sound like a typical male? I have no idea where he gets this stuff from.

Eric's disappointment about not getting a present was tempered somewhat when an unexpected gift arrived in the mail for him yesterday. One of the moms on the trach message board sent him a book titled "The Bug Scientists". On the front of the book is a picture of her dad (who I believe is an entomologist) with bugs on his face. Eric loved it! (Thanks Suzanne)

We've had a quiet and uneventful weekend. Tomorrow is a holiday for the kids and Mark. Technically, it's a holiday for me too, but I've got a morning meeting scheduled, but hope to be home early. Have a great week my friends!

Live well, laugh often, love much!


Melisande said...

Yeah, what about ME? Hahahaha!

Oh, he will grow up!! He will need you then for sure!!

Great book for the boy!

Cindy Bissell said...

Cool book! My boys don't tolerate a lot of noise and while I don't shield them from the "real world", there's no way I'm going to torture them on their birthday! Great excuse, huh? ;-)

Anonymous said...

That kid cracks me up! What a funny little man! I hope Jack has an uneventful,peaceful week.

Anonymous said...

I've tried to introduce Allison to the Hobbit way when it comes to birthdays. They give gifts to other people on their own birthday! That way, there is a good chance of getting a gift EVERY day, as every day it will likely be someone's birthday. It worked well at her school birthday party. I told the kids all about Hobbits (the abbreviated version) and then passed out gift bags, cookies and cake. MAybe Eric could try that? Deb (cariaad)
ps I LOVE Eric stories.

Suzanne said...

Glad the book brightened Eric's day just a wee bit.

Sarah said...

The kids always seem happiest just being outside, if that helps! I heard all about the bug book today- Eric was thoroughly disappointed by the lack of bugs to study on the playground. I'm sure he will be ready for them all come spring.