So our youngest son just turned 4. His birthday fell in the middle of the week, but because of holidays and school events, he wound up celebrating 4 times (no that was not intentional). He enjoyed every single minute last week. But who wouldn't? It was all about him. Not that the second child does not get enough attention on a daily basis, but we cranked it up a few notches this week. And his big brother celebrated right along with him. It is definitely not easy to celebrate one of your children and make sure the other does not feel left out. Again, I think we did a very good job of keeping his sibling a part of the celebration - he helped us pick out presents, plan the party and decorate the house.
The festivities began on Monday and kept right on rolling with his Monsters University outside social distancing covid-safe party. He had a blast though! He got plenty of presents and ran and played with all of his friends. While obviously we wish he did not have to wear a mask at his own party, he did not miss a beat and had all the fun you would hope for. Our biggest fear is going to be how to top it next year. A week long celebration topped off by a terrific party? We set the bar too high going forward. Rookie mistake...