Yipee! We made it through his party!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Dara, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Dara

    Dara New Member

    It is a first in Sammy history. This was the first year Sammy didnt scream though his birthday party. We just had a few people over and had cake at the house. I am so happy I cant even tell you!
  2. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Good for him!!! We have had to go the mellow route with Birthdays for the girls as well!!! No-one gets it, but I don't care anymore!!! As long as the poor kids can remain tear free... for most of it!!!

    Way to Go!!! :bravo: :thumbsup:
  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    This is the only icon they give us that looks like a happy dance...


    way to go, Sammy!
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That's great news Dara.

    I had to laugh at the subject of your post because my 16 yo difficult child had her birthday party tonight... bonfire, boys, girls. husband and I just sighed a sigh of relief that it's over and there were no problems.

    So see, it doesn't get any easier.

  5. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Must be a night for parties. J had his birthday party tonight. He took four friends to an Orioles game in Baltimore. Not too much out-of-control behavior so husband and I, too, are breathing a sigh of relief. Two of the boys are spending the night, and as it nears midnight, they're in our family room watching DVDs of "The Simpsons." All is quiet so I'm hoping they'll nod off to sleep soon.

    Dara, I'm so happy that all went well with Sammy's party. And same for your difficult child's party, Nancy.
  6. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Great job! :bravo:

    This MUST be the day/night for parties. difficult child went to a pool-party birthday party today.
  7. Alisonlg

    Alisonlg New Member

    So glad to hear the party went well! (as well as everyone else's parties!)
  8. Dara

    Dara New Member

    It was quite a relief! Other than my niece blowing out his birthday candles, everything went well! :smile:
    Today, he is mister serious. I dont think he feels great. He hasnt eaten in 2 days. I love that phase. How toddlers sustain life is beyond me!
    Congrats to all of you who had succesful parties!! :bravo:
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!
  9. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    Add me to the partying moms list! My daughter turns 9 tomorrow so today we went and got her ears pierced (gift from grandma) and tomorrow I'm taking her and a girlfriend out to the pottery place and a nice dinner.

    Dara, I'm so glad that things went well for you! I used to hold my breath when difficult child's birthday rolled around and even worse for other kids' parties since I had no control over the stimulation...or treat bag contents.
  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So glad to hear things went well Dara!
  11. EB67

    EB67 New Member

    Glad all of *your* parties went well... Over here? Not so much.

    Seb went to a tennis birthday party today- a recipe for disaster but one I couldn't refuse because Seb is very close with the party boy. At a certain point, Seb pulled a Macenroe(sp?)-- threw his racket, screamed: "I hate this!" and left the court. He stomped off, mutttering about how much it all sucked. On the sidelines he sulked and gave me and everyone his signature evil look; the one in which he lowers his chin, raises his eyes and stares. Lots of fun :smile:

    His mood turned on a dime and moments later he mustered enough bravado to give it another go only to stomp off again after a few minutes carrying on about how things were unfair, everyone was cheating and so on.

    Birthday parties are stressful. I ordinarily try to limit his party going because it is so hit or miss with his mood. Parties and group activities tend to set him off.
  12. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear he got through the party without a crying episode. Sometimes too many people is just tooooo much stimulation!

    My difficult child had her 16th birthday party Friday night. No friends - she did not invite any. Oh well!