27 April 2007

The Birthday that Wasn't



Today, Star ought to have had a little birthday party at school, but there was much ado about nothing in Beirut today and school was canceled. But I wasn't to know that last night when I was preparing for the festivities. Star decided that bubble-blow would be a great party favor for all her little friends at school. I liked that idea, except for the fact that bubble-blow is exactly the kind of thing that gets branded all the time. You can't just get bubbles, they're going to be barbie, pooh bear, dora, or diego bubbles. That's bad. Yes, it is. I think kids ought to be free from that kind of thing, especially when they’re blowing bubbles.

So, I got out my wrapping paper and covered up the labels. I did a nice job too, see?


I've got all 25 of them ready (oh, I don't think there are that many kids in her class, but I figured better too many than too few) and waiting. Just as soon as the "mood on the ground" stabilizes and people go back to their day-in day-out, Star will have a great class party. This weekend of course, there will be two parties. Dandelion on Saturday, Star on Sunday.

7 comments:

kat said...

Happy birthday to the kids.

Grandpa Dan said...

You can be my proxy. "Happy, happy birthday (Danielle/Stella) dear. Happy days will come to you all year. If I had one wish then it would be a happy, happy birthday to you from me." Love Grandpa Dan

Dad said...

Excellent work with the bubble blowers!

Vatti said...

I like them in their disguised form. Your concern about the brand being something you want the kids to be free of is a level of thought that I admire in you.

suz said...

barb and i tried calling yesterday while we were driving through wyoming. i hope that both birthdays were happy ones!

Anonymous said...

oh wow-- I can't believe their birthdays are here again! 4 and 2. I wish we could celebrate with them. I miss those little girls. I will email you soon.

xo
Amy (and Ethan and Ingrid)

Mary Ann said...

Amy! I can't wait. We really miss you and Ethan. I hope we get to meet Ingrid some day.