I love to throw a party.
Friends have jokingly called me Martha Stewart because of my festivities and details at parties. I’m not ear that love, but I do enjoy having friends and family over and I love a good themed celebration.
Growing up we never hosted parties. Our house was always too small, to cluttered, someone had to work. My grandparents had a large house and liked entertaining so we always went there. It’s so important to me that my kids feel that our house is open and inviting, for parties or for anything.
So despite that fact that it’s Valentines, that I’m having a baby in two weeks, or that she won’t know or remember it, we are throwing a party for PBbaby this weekend. It will be small, and as scaled back as my creativity will allow, but it will be a party. A celebration of her and our love for her.
Tonight, despite having leftovers for dinner and party prep to do the table is set. The pink ad red dishes and decorations are out. There is a little gift for each kid at the table. Again it’s not because I have to, they don’t expect it. It’s just we haven’t been home in three days. We haven’t sat down as a family around our table since Sunday night. So tonight we will celebrate love and chaos and make it a little party.
As much as I love to throw a party I have wanted to give up on this week so many times. I trudge through not for my love of the creating but of the joy in their faces. I love to see them so thrilled and happy about something being created just for them. In the chaos of a big family it’s easy to feel like a cog in a machine. We are all individuals and we all should be celebrated. It may not be as festive or as pinterest-worthy as my imagine would like but it will show my children that they are loved and special and that we will celebrate them. In their home, surrounded by love.
Simply celebrating the individual, that's my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What's Yours?
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