Have you seen this quote making the rounds on Facebook recently?
Over the past weekend, it made me think…
My baby Wyatt turned five on Friday. He was so excited and we had a jam-packed weekend of celebrating him. We ate dinner at Corvette Diner, and spent the weekend at Legoland with family.
A few days before his birthday I ran into a momma from our previous nursery school. During the conversation, the topic of Wyatt’s birthday came up. She asked me if I was having one of my “famous” blow out birthday parties.
You see, I have garnered quite the reputation for having over the top parties for my kiddos.
When I told her I just wasn’t up to it this year, she gave me a look of disappointment.
This made me think about whom I was throwing the party for and why I had absolutely zero desire to plan one this year?
Which brings me back to the subject of 4 quarters versus 100 pennies.
This goes to the fact that I have spent way too much time and energy in the past trying to impress others. I was killing myself trying to make everything “perfect.” Details and particulars that my son, the birthday boy, the person who it should all be for, could care less about.
I’m over it.
This was the first year that I focused my energy completely on my son and enjoying him and our little family. Honestly, it was one of the most delightful birthdays we have celebrated together.
This isn’t to say that I will never throw another party, but the focus will not be on whether I have fantastic goody bags and Pinterest-worthy decorations.
This is not an issue of mommy wars or mean girls, this is just ME coming to the realization that I am done doing things for the wrong reasons.
This goes beyond birthday parties. It’s about cutting the fat and not giving into the social expectations put on us.
What I’m saying is, from now on I will do me, and you do you, ok? Cool.
So happy birthday kid, may we all be a little bit wiser this year.
Do ya feel me? Have you had any a-ha moments like this recently?
Talk to you soon!