I wish I could tell you that I got tons done today. Um, no. This morning I took Luke to school, ran a few party/house errands and finished up a few client projects. Oh, and I did I mention I have THREE back to school nights this week and a “honey I’ll be home late every night this week” husband?
See, you get real party planning this week. I always think I’ll have tons of time aaand then I don’t.
I have the printables and most of them are actually printed. So, hooray for that thing checked off the list! Tomorrow, I’ll tackle the DIY tissue paper garland and fancying up those mugs with some mustaches using a glass marker, some patience and a warm oven. Pray I don’t burn down the house.
Sometimes I’ll get comments or see an article posted on some blog about how *some* moms go way overboard on the birthday party thing. You know what I have to say about that? Don’t rain on somebody’s parade.
Maybe you have a girlfriend who whips up a batch of French-pressed coffee every morning and then homeschools her six kids. And does it well.
Or, maybe you know a mom whose house is not only immaculate but beautifully designed. And she has three dogs.
Perhaps, there’s a friend you have who makes seriously cute and healthy lunches in coordinating Bento boxes everyday. And she’s a fitness instructor.
My point? We all have our gifts. I suck at math and can’t put a spreadsheet together to save my life. I talk too much and don’t pray enough. I sometimes wear the same outfit three days in a row hoping no one will notice. I just learned to put on makeup. But you know what? I can plan parties. I love doing it. After Luke was born, I took it to a whole other level because on my darkest day I feared I would never get to celebrate his birthday. I simply willed him to live. So yeah, I dig the party scene. But I don’t do it for Pinterest, I do it for my kids.
I’m betting you have a mad skill, too. Rock it like you own it girl. And never apologize for using your God-given gifts to show people you love them.