Friday, July 30, 2010

Walk the Plank

Jackson's birthday is quickly approaching and I've been busy trying to get things taken care of. I was so excited to get home today and find out that Jackson's birthday invitations arrived. I ripped open the package and told Jackson to close his eyes to be surprised by the invitations. I pulled them out slowly, Jackson opened his eyes....and then fell to a heap on the floor pouting.

Jackson: "But I don't like them! I don't want a pirate party anymore!"

Say what?

This was after I spent 2 weeks looking at pirate invitations on etsy, only to fall in love with one of the designs and as I was getting ready to purchase it on Sunday, only then did I realize that the person was on vacation and wouldn't be working again until August 6th. Jackson's birthday is on the 14th, so obviously that wasn't going to work. Then, after searching on ebay for hours, I found another invitation that I liked. I "bought it now" and when I went to pay for it I found out that my paypal account had to be updated because my check card expired. I entered my new account number in, and then found out that a 2-3 day hold was placed on the card for verification. I emailed the sender who told me that she won't start a design until she has payment. So after dealing with paypal for 2 days, I finally went to Walmart to purchase an Ebay gift card, made payment, got a proof, sent back corrections, got a revised proof, approved the new design, and then received the cards 3 days later. After all that, I was not about to let a wishy-washy kiddo rain on my parade!

I looked at Jeremy who was trying not to laugh at the whole situation, and then I glanced back at Jackson and found myself saying something that I never thought I would say...

"Listen here Jackson...You're gonna have a pirate party, and you're gonna like it, and I don't want to hear another word about it!"

After all I've gone through, I'm tempted to make any complainers walk the plank! Aarrggh!

4 random thoughts:

Fulton Quads said...

Oh No! Is this what I have to look forward to? I already fret about having a party that all 4 can deal with because we are not doing 2 separate parties, 1 for the girls & then one for Brendan! BTW, I cannot wait to see the pic's from the party! Aye Matey!...
Love, Cathy & her quads

Jeni said...

So Ethan wanted a pirate party too this year. I found the CUTEST invitations on clearance at Target months ago and got those. I've bought the cake pan. The other day I was in a thrift store and saw an old school Star Wars C3p0 Wilton cake pan. I knew the pan was old and retired, so I bought it for $1 and they are selling on ebay for $65. It's brand new, which adds value to it, so I don't want to use it before I sell it! After Ethan saw the C3p0 pan, now all he talks about wanting is a Star Wars party! And the kid doesn't even like Star Wars!! I, like you, am standing my ground firm with the pirate party. You already picked it and like it or not, you are going with it!! Good luck! Can't wait to see some of your ideas. Ethan turns 5 in Sept. I love stealing good ideas!

Kay said...

Too funny! I'm afraid you will find yourself saying all sorts of things you never dreamed of along the way..trust me! : )

wej said...

happy preps! =)
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