His actual birthday is the 11th. But his party is today. Ten is so old! It feels like half that time. Of course, he acts half that age, so I guess that fits.
In honor of his birthday, we let him have a sleepover guest last night. MISTAKE. There was so much fighting! The little boy who slept over is a friend of both my son and my daughter. He was technically spending the night with my son though. So my daughter was super jealous and could not let them play. She kept insisting on playing with them. but she would be bossy and try to make them play only what she wanted to play. Even when they were already playing something else.
The visit rapidly devolved into screaming and tackling and stomping and pseudo-cursing. My kids actually say things like “Shut the bleep up”! I mean, the word bleep is part of their actual sentence. They have little internal censors. It is funny, but also wrong. They should not be saying things that need censoring. They are babies!
My teenager spent the night away from home. I love that he has friends.
So, today at 2pm, we have a party for the little guy. Three friends from school are scheduled to be here, plus my cousin from Columbus and her family, all three of my in-laws, my mother, my sister and her family, and our one set of friends from up the street. Not too many people. All people I feel comfortable with. No big party plans. A Transformers cake, some ice cream sandwiches, a few bags of chips and some cokes. Low key.
The gift plan is complex though. He really wants some toys. Bionicles and other Lego things. But his main wish is for a new DSi. He had a Nintendo DS that he received for his 8th birthday. but he got angry and threw it down the stairs and broke it. Those things cost more than $100.!! I told him I would not be replacing it. If he wanted another, he would have to buy it himself. He recently decided that he really did want a new one and started asking for money for his birthday so he can buy his own. I doubt he will get enough cash for that. I was thinking that I may be willing to go in halfsies on it with him since he is forgoing other gifts, voluntarily, in order to get one. I have told several people that he wants either Bonicles or cash. I am just not sure how many people are going to feel comfortable giving cash as a present to a little kid. We’ll see how it goes.
I am going to try and make a post all about my baby boy on his actual birthday. This one is just the highlights of the day’s plan.