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It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to…

February 5, 2010

You may have forgotten the song, but let me tell you a story which may refresh your memory. Yesterday we were all set to have a wonderful party for Chi with her friends. We invited all the kids in her class, friends from outside school and others from the club to her celebration. When we arrived at the party place, it was well decorated and there were tons of monitors to play with the kids. All the kids played nicely with the monitors until they were left to play on their own. At this point the expectation on the part of the monitors was that all the kids would go off and “play nice”. There were plenty of things to do like jump on the trampoline, play soccer or Wii, dress-up, ride the merry-go-round, climb the wall and “swim in the pool of balls”. With all that on the agenda you would think 8 year olds would be able to find something to do and, in fact, they did. Unfortunately what they found to do was to make the birthday girl cry. Apparently, even though it was her birthday, other girls in the class decided that they should still be the leaders. Well, let’s just say that approach did not go over really well with Chi. She thought since she was the one turning 8, she should have her princess day. After much cajoling and hugs, she wiped away the tears and pretty much moved on. Some of the others found it a little more difficult to change it up. I was perturbed by the whole incident, but apparently Chi was not. When we finally made it home with all her loot, she was content and satisfied with how the party turned out. At her age, friends change on the hour, so it was sort of normal for her. I think we got a preview of what our world may look like in the future, and it ain’t pretty!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. M&D permalink
    February 7, 2010 8:02 pm

    I guess that is 8 year old girls for you.They all want to be boss.

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