Logan's 5th birthday is this weekend.
He's having a birthday party - the first one with all of his friends. We decided on a venue (the bowling alley) and sort of decided on a theme (LEGO).
I've been having a decent time planning the party. Terry did all of the legwork involved in phoning the various bowling alleys and getting the best deal. I worked on invitations, cake, party favours and goodie bags. I'll show you all the fun stuff in later posts after the party.
We even asked Logan's teacher about the protocol involved in handing out the invitations. She told us to leave them with her and she'd discreetly put them into each invitee's bookbag.
OK. Simple enough. Logan and I worked on a guest list and did up the invitations on the weekend (November 26th). We handed the invitations to the teacher on Monday the 28th.
Then we waited...
If you're a regular reader of this blog you've probably figured out that I suffer from social anxiety. I was beginning to panic. Was no one coming to Logan's party? Had the teacher remembered to hand the invitations out? Were they stuck in the bottom of the bookbags only to be seen when it's too late? I had a heckuva a time all week imagining the worst. I put the deadline for RSVP on Monday December 5th and by Monday we had heard nothing. I was so sick with worry that I literally made myself sick with worry.
I tried to get the attention of one of the moms in the hallway when she was picking up her child, but it's so hard for me to strike up a conversation. I was totally paralyzed and hated the thought of having to talk to one of them when another one whose child wasn't invited was standing close by. Gah. I just wish I could get over that. I feel like such a total failure as a mommy when I can't even function normally at the school.
I brought Logan home on Monday and frantically texted Terry that we might have to reschedule the party and do the invites again with better notice.
That's when the phone rang and the first of the mommies called to confirm that their child will be attending the party.
The teacher hadn't handed the invites out until that day. Yikes!
And still only 1 child can't attend.
Thank God again.
So this was supposed to be the post where I told you all about the craft show I am doing on Sunday - the day after Logan's party. But due to serious stressful cirumstances I have cancelled.
While all of this was going on, I was also trying to get all my Christmas packages sewn, baked and ready to go by the end of this week. None of my family lives in town so I need to get everything sent off around this time in order to make the cut off date for shipping.
It all just piled up on me. I started to feel overwhelmed. I started crying A LOT. And then the lovely stomach ulcer that I gave myself in university decided to return.
So I'm done.
All the packages are ready to go out today. My shop is closed until next year. And I won't be doing any other craft shows.
All that's left to get through is the party. And Terry will handle the social aspect of it while I work on cake, goodie bags and party favours - the stuff I can do.