May 12, 2014
DD # 37 - BirthDay Disappointments
Childhood birthday parties are extremely important events. they provide lasting memories to be enjoyed forever. I can proudly say that i enjoy these memories because of the absurdity of events that happened to thwart my juvenile plans to throw an amazing party. To celebrate my 8th birthday, my family reserved a picnic area at Greenfield park for an outdoor party. I was disappointed as we were forced to relocate to my house as the park and surrounding area was flooded out. Having been disappointed, we tried again when I turned 9. While we avoided floods, the party was once again relocated thanks to Mother Nature 's late deposit of about 4 inches of snow. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I was NOT going to be fooled a third time. . .or so I thought. My 10th birthday involved a reserved room at Leaps N' Bounds, a venue made entirely of ball pits, slides, and tubes. Besides being an absolutely gorgeous summer-like May day, the host who ran our party had the worst games for 10 year old boys, including impersonating a wild animal for cake. Birthday parties and I just don't get along!