I guess I didn't realize how much anxiety I had wrapped up in the planning of Kate's fourth birthday party. If I reflect on the planning and the weeks leading up to it, I was a bit irrational. Anxiety can be such a bitch, can't it?
Example of things I did due to unwarranted anxiety:
I ordered custom invites because I wanted to impress the parents of the kids at the daycare because I was so afraid they wouldn't come.
I gave the invites to a daycare worker to hand out because I didn't really want to know who got one so I wouldn't know who decided not to come. (I just asked to her to invite anyone who she thought might like to attend)
I paid more than I could afford to rent out an indoor playground to impress the kids so they would like Kate. Which is stupid because she is so fucking likeable!
I snapped at anyone who questioned my party planning (sorry Alex).
The party was a huge success regardless of my anxious planning.
Live and learn.
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)