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Friday, November 14, 2008

Chocolate cake, Strawberry cake, White cake and Cupcakes

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!


Creative Junkie said...

This sounds very familiar. My eldest has at least three birthday parties every year ... one with her friends, one with my and my husband's family, and one with her dad and his family.

My youngest is constantly asking why she only gets one party!

Doré said...

I know how you feel. For the holidays I have 4 places I am always expected to be... It's hard sometimes, but the way I look at it is that I can't complain because I have so many wonderful people and I am loved by so many. I truly consider myself lucky!

Happy Birthday Emily!

Helene said...

It all sounds so complicated! Wouldn't it be great if everyone could just get along for one day for the sake of a little girl who would probably love nothing more than to have everyone she loves all in one room together? My family is the same way, well, particularly my mother and my MIL don't get along and I've told them both to either get along for just that day or don't come at all.

Happy birthday Emily!!

stickymama said...

Keep the aspirin and antacids handy. I hope you can enjoy yourself--good luck!

stickymama said...

Keep the aspirin and antacids handy. And try to enjoy it! Good luck!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Sounds very complicated. I hope she has a great time at each of them

Heather (How to be a Woman..?) said...

Have "fun" with all your cake baking! Yipes!

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ConnieFoggles said...

As they get older I think the birthday celebrations slow down, a lot. I used to do that with my daughters when they were younger but it's one party now, and that's it! They can open presents or visit family, etc. but no more. Then again, I'm the mean Mom.

You do have some extenuating circumstances though.

Brain Foggles

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

That's busy! My oldest had 3 gatherings for her birthday last year. I am hoping as she gets older, things will calm down-just 2 this year.