My first thought was Chuck E. Cheese's. The problem with there is that I HATE Chuck E. Cheese. He's creepy. So I looked online for something to do and found BounceU. I fell in love with it immediately! So I made reservations and started planning. I decided to book the smallest party, for up to 10 children since this was our first time and, to be honest, we couldn't afford a party for more than that.
I invited enough kids for the party, but because of pettiness, spite, and plain ole' not giving a damn, on the day of the party we had my two boys and one girl from Matt's class coming. Oh, I ranted! My Facebook status was:
"You know, my kids are important, too. And today is THEIR birthday party. So if everyone could please put aside their petty bullshit for the sake of THE KIDS it would be greatly appreciated.
Apparently, that's too much to ask for. And apparently, if you can't just send your kid downstairs, or to the next building over, if you have to actually make an ounce of effort to take them somewhere 15 minutes away, then it's too much trouble to be bothered with. THANKS EVERYONE"
Maybe it was a little much. Maybe it was just enough. I was in Mama Bear mode and I needed to roar a little.
|Luke, Samantha, & Matt|
I would really love to have their birthday at BounceU again next year. Hopefully we'll be able to afford a larger party and invite his whole class. That way even if half the kids can't make it, there will be plenty of them there. We had such a great time with the three of them that I know more would be a blast! Here are some more photos of the party: enjoy!
|One side of the cake had 6 candles for matt, the other had 2 for Luke|