It’s ok – we’ll make it through this together.
Children’s birthday parties are so joyful.
I just had my daughter’s birthday party – and aside from the gorgeous birthday cake which had her name misspelled, the two extra children who I forgot to include in the final number I gave to the party location, the millions of crumbs left all over the floor and the headache-inducing noise of it all – it went really well.
I learned long ago that I can only handle holding parties at home every other year. While I don’t have many valuable breakables in my home, I do have lots of things that I don’t want damaged. I also struggle to find the energy to clean up afterwards, although nibbling on leftovers normally gets me through.
And staying well hydrated. That, my friends, is key.
But here’s something to consider. What if someone did put two frazzled mums in rooms full of children who are ready to party? Then, what if that someone gave the kids nothing but sugary food to eat? And what if a few priceless valuables were placed not too near, but in the vicinity of, said party?
I know – what sick, twisted mind thought this was a good idea?
Did they think the breakables were safe?
Did they think that because they were priceless antiques they were child-proof?
Did they think sugar would calm the children down?
Did they think putting sugar and kids and priceless antiques in a party room together would actually work?
But this is exactly what the folks at Zip HydroTap did recently for a new video. They placed two mums in two birthday party situations with delicious and sugary food – and priceless antiques they had to try not to break.