Monday, February 2, 2009

Superbowls and birthdays



Years ago, a buddy chastised his friends about not checking sports' schedules when scheduling life events such as marriages or births. Yesterday, we scheduled Ethan's 4th birthday party at Chuck E Cheese on Superbowl Sunday, and invited this buddy and his 4 year old. Prior to this, he had been proud never to have set foot in the place. But life goals sometimes give way to kids' expectations, so they arrived and had a pretty good time. In fact, we left before they did, went home, put Ethan down for a nap, and then headed to this same buddy's annual Super Bowl party where he had to admit that he and his son had dawdled at the dreaded Chuck E Cheese for at least a half an hour after we left. By the Super Bowl, the kids were excited, filled with energy and sugar, and ignorant of the game as they ran and ran. It was a great day but the end of a long weekend starting with the Governor's Ball on Friday night and another 4 year old's birthday party on Saturday. The Dunham's dropped into bed exhausted last night.

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