Back before we had kids, we’d go to Valley Fair mall and I’d see giddy packs of munchkins in this place called Build-a-Bear Workshop. And then I’d see them chowing down on pizza at California Pizza Kitchen. I can’t explain exactly why, but it looked awesome. Something about picking out an empty toy carcass and then watching it get stuffed with polyfill… when do I get to do that?!
Well, my friend, today was my lucky day. Another item crossed off my bucket list. We were finally invited to a real BABWCPK birthday party– whoop whoop! Nate’s classmate Nico had his third birthday party today.
On the day we got the invitation, I RSVP’d immediately. And I asked Nate if he had played with Nico at school. Usually he answers no, but on that day he surprised me.
I asked him, “What did you play?”
“We played tools.”
So, we arrived at the mall today and I used my most nonchalant influencing without authority skills as the boys picked out their stuffed animals. I was glad they didn’t just go with your standard bear. They got to put hearts inside and name them and wash them in a pretend tub. And the aisles of expensive accessories were irresistible. We’re now the proud owners of a puppy named Doggie-o with a must-have Superman suit and a bunny named Funny with a new Batbunny outfit. Tons of fun. Happy birthday Nico!
Now, how do I get myself invited to one of those American Girl tea parties?