I know, it’s Mothers Day today. I should probably be writing a post about that but this does have some relevance so bare with me. Besides, I did write a Tribute to my Wife on my personal blog for Mothers Day!
My daughter recently turned 2 years old. I’m not afraid to admit that when I found out we were having a girl, I freaked out a bit. Not because I didn’t want a girl, but because there hadn’t been a girl in my family for 80+ years and I had no idea what I was doing!
As it turns out, raising her hasn’t been much different than raising my boy to date. The main difference I’ve noticed is in their tastes. Let’s review for a moment.
Boy: Diego Girl: Dora
Boy: Spider-Man Girl: My Little Pony
Boy: Lightning McQueen Girl: Well, Lightning McQueen (He’s pretty cool)
Boy: Super Mario Girl: Tinkerbell
I know the boy stuff. I lived it for years and the main characters rarely change. But Tinkerbell??? You mean Peter Pan, right? Great, we’ll have a Peter Pan party!!
Apparently this Tinkerbell has her own movies now and a whole group of fairy friends! Even some male ones!
I’m lucky to have a devoted and loving wife, who went deep into Tinkerbell Lore in order to recreate their village of Pixie Hollow for our daughter and her party guests.
Off we went into the depths of the hollows to begin our party! Of course everyone had to have a character card so they’d know who they were. An quick trip to Staples to laminate them took care of that. The next step was to paint and decorate all our fairy houses, which we were able to snag at the Dollarama for next to nothing! (Seriously, these dollar stores are getting more incredible every day!)
I couldn’t believe how much fun we were all having and more importantly for my family, how inexpensive the whole party was. In fact, the cake was more expensive than the rest of the party together! The kids had a great time posing with the Tinkerbell characters and eating lunch, which consisted of butterfly and flower sandwiches, made with love by Mommy and Daddy!
A great time was had by all (especially Daddy) and I learned how great life with a little girl is going to be! I’m no longer afraid of the Tinkerbell’s and Dora’s of the world. Instead I am happy to embrace them and allow them to share the stage with Spider-Man and Super Mario, who after some debate, have also agreed to let them stay!
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot about our favorite part of the party!!