This weekend my house will be filled with the wonderful aroma of birthday cake for I will have to bake four cakes for four different parties for Emily. Why four? Well, in today's world where everyone's divorced, estranged, not talking and just plain crazy, my family is no different. I could go into detail about everything that happens behind our closed doors, but I would like to be able to celebrate the holidays this year without the family throwing fruitcake and eggnog at me.
Emily's birthday is actually on Monday, the 17th, which gives me the weekend before to work with-thank the gods.
Our first party starts on Saturday at my moms where my brother (and I wish my sister was coming too but probably no luck) will come. I arranged this because my dad's turn will be next because oh, did I mentioned that my mom's birthday falls on the same day as Emily's? I didn't think she'd want to celebrate her special day with the ex.
So, the next birthday will be on Sunday with my dad and my husband's relatives.
The third birthday will be a kid's birthday during the day on Monday for Emily's friends.
Finally, if I haven't thrown up from so much cake by then, we are having a family party that night since my stepdaughter is coming over.
So, all this for one little girl. I feel sorry for her husband when she grows up and expects multiple celebrations but at the same time, I will happily hand over the responsibilities!