Every week I participate in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Fadra of AllThingsFadra.com. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.
The cake was beautiful. I am very proud of the cake, which is incredibly sweet, and since it is 6 layers tall, a little goes a long way. Everyone had their fill, plus I’ve handed slices out to David’s mom and the upstairs neighbor, and we still have half of the cake left.
The presents were well received. Lakin is one of those kids who takes her time and appreciates each present rather than tearing through them at top speed. She got a lot of new Pokemon cards, several books that she wanted, a doodle pad and new markers. All seemed good…
And then suddenly, between the pancake breakfast and the rainbow cake and the homemade cotton candy, the sugar buzz gave way to a birthday crash and my girl just…. lost it. She was so upset, refusing to speak, just balled up and angry. I had to make her leave when it was time to go home and even after a healthier lunch and a forced rest time, she was still not a very happy girl.
We were just so determined to give her the “perfect” birthday that we didn’t stop and think that maybe it was too much. Too much sugar, too much activity, too many people, plus her dad didn’t call…. it was just too much for my girl to handle. Been there, felt like that.
She did come in this evening and tell us how much she loves her presents, and to hug us and tell us she loves us. I told her the truth, that I never doubted it for a second.