Bree van de Kamp no more!
Barely finishing my sigh of relief when the Holiday Show at Raviv’s school was finished, Raviv’s teacher approached me and asked, “Ma’am, asan po ‘yung invitations sa birthday celebration ni Raviv sa Friday?”
It was already Wednesday, and I did not prepare any invite!!! I thought there was no need to because the “party” will be at school anyway. With saucer-round eyes I muttered, “Ha? Kelangan pa ba?!?” Teacher Helen said, “Yes of course Mommy.”
The world suddenly spun and the feeling that I was “the” mom of the hour (because of Raviv’s DIY owl costume) evaporated…I was back to Dewmaine, the nanay who was still inept. Nawala na talaga ang mga Martha Stewart at Bree van de Kamp illusions ko!
If you remember, I went full blast last year for Raviv’s jungle safari-themed 1st birthday party. Career kung career ‘yun, DIY pa since we held it in our province in Mindanao where there weren’t many party suppliers who understood my visions (and kakuriputan).
But this year Randy convinced me to keep it simple…promise daw next year for Raviv’s 3rd birthday papayagan na niya akong magpaka-Bree nang todo. Moreover, many of Raviv’s classmates wouldn’t have been available on December 26th. So we decided on a simple school party. Raviv’s school doesn’t allow over the top parties–they (administrators) want the party to be done within 30 minutes during the toddlers’ snack time. OK rin para hindi magpatalbugan ang parents ‘di ba?
I opted for the circus theme because there were still animals (and tapos na ang jungle safari theme)...eh alam n’yo naman ang obssession ni Raviv sa animals!
After the Holiday Show, I had my forty winks that barely made up for my sleepless nights. Soon after waking up I was in front of my laptop to rush Raviv’s invitation. A few hours later, I printed the invitations and spent another hour or two cutting. So nakahabol naman ang invites on Thursday morning. Raviv and Yaya Isay hand-carried the invitations.