"Mom, how does the Tooth Fairy fly through the air?"
"How do YOU think?"
"I think moms do it."
"But how can a Mom be a Tooth Fairy?"
"Good moms are lots of things, Princess."

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to You; Happy Not Birthday to Me

Last week Peanut got an invitation to a boy's roller-skating party. Buddy saw it. "Mom, why don't I ever get invited to skating parties anymore? And why don't girls invite me to their parties anymore?

I have theories about everything. It's a hobby. So I took the opportunity to explain one. "Buddy, in kindergarten the kids don't know each other real well yet, and the parents don't know each other either. So instead of guessing which kids their child likes to play with, they invite everyone. And then parents don't feel uncomfortable leaving the children with someone they don't know.

But when kids get older, they have a couple special friends, and those are who they want to invite to their parties. And they're usually only boys or only girls."

So Saturday I took Peanut to her party. She had a great time (which, incidentally, is unusual. Deep down inside she hates parties. Not that she'll admit it). On the way home she said, "Mom, when will I be invited to a party at a house? When? Buddy does."

I learned that day that I only like to share my fabulous theories once.

1 comment:

  1. THATS A GREAT THEORY! I was seriously wondering about a week ago why Genea hasn't been invited to any parties yet this year. I was soooooo hoping it wasn't her. Now I have a theory I can borrow!