I'm going to share with you a post from a couple of months back. Why? Cause I'm not feeling like an overachiever today and because it's always good to hear what other mom's think of my crazy thoughts! :)
If you read me already you may remember my post on crazy girl scout mom. If not, go read it!
Crazy Girl Scout Mom's daughter's birthday party is today. So naturally I’ve got a dilemma here. I don’t really want Katelyn to go. Why? Well because she’s CRAZY girl scout mom. But at the same time, she’s probably harmless. I mean, my only judgement (I know, bad) is that she is just overly strict on her six year old and that the poor girl is going to grow up with some serious issues. I asked Katelyn if she wanted to go to the party and of course she wants to go because all of her friends are going.
So – off to Target a few nights ago to buy a present. Now, here’s another dilemma. What the hell kind of present do I buy? We are perusing Target and Katelyn picks out a Moxie girl because the birthday girl likes dolls. Well, I nixed that idea….and QUICK. I don’t let my daughter play with Bratz dolls because they look like street walkers – and Moxie girlz are close to that. I mean, if I don't really think they are appropriate, can you imagine what would happen if crazy girl scout mom knew I sent these as a present??
And I sure as hell don’t want to be THAT mom that send a whoreish birthday gift for a six/seven year old. I then suggest a board game. Her mom has to allow those right? Ok, so we walk over there and Katelyn looks around and then says, “mom I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
“Because birthday girl does a LOT of stuff. She’s like the BEST ice skater ever, she does girlscouts, soccer, t-ball, basketball…….etc. She doesn’t have TIME for a board game.”
I’m thinking WTF. What KID doesn’t have time for a board game at that age??? Apparently this is a parenting FAIL for me because my daughter has all the time in the world for board games people! She has her activities but her schedule is not that full and I can promise you it never will be. I’m all for kids being involved in extracurriculars…but really…isn’t that a bit much for a seven year old? There I go being judgemental again. Anyway – after all was said and done we settled on something similar to this because Katelyn insisted that birthday girl likes them.
Seriously, it shouldn’t take that long to pick out a birthday gift. But this mom is intense I tell you!
Then I get home and I look at the invitation to see what time the party is . It’s at some country club (WTF for seven year olds?) and they are supposed to come “dressed up with their favorite doll”. Well I’ll be honest, Kate is not a doll girl. She’s just not into them and has never really been into them. She’s owned them and never played with them and gave them away. We have one doll that is not a Barbie and it’s a babydoll that she named Cole. I bought it for her when I was pregnant with Cole to get her used to the idea of a baby brother. She’s hung onto it all this time and he’s…well he’s dingy. Ha. He’s missing his clothes and I don’t know where they are. The face is dirty. I cannot send a dirty naked Cole baby with her to this party! Damn it,
I’m screwed. I guess I’m going back to Target.
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