In the excitement over the martial arts exam, I almost forgot to mention the birthday party Riley attended today. She was psyched to be invited. The birthday boy lives on our street, and his mom was cool with, "I might have to stay, and of course I'll have to bring Seth since Todd is working." We got there and as we took our coats off Riley balked. There were some kids she didn't know, and it was chaotic. She buried her head in my side and then I heard it. The song Barbie Girl pumping in the background. Riley likes the song's bouncy bubble gum beat.
Leaning in, I whispered in her ear...."C'mon Barbie, lets go party."
She turned her head, cocked her ear. She grinned. Then, following the music into the next room, she was off!
She had a fabulous time. She played all the games. She danced. She batted balloons. She took part in the whole thing, even singing LOUDLY, "Happy Birthday Cha, Cha,Cha!" Of course Seth had a blast too.
Friends, it's been quite a weekend. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go collapse.