This afternoon when Amanda said she was hungry and would like an apple, I offered her a peach instead. I'd had one earlier and knew first hand just how yummy they were ...
Amanda: I don't like peaches.
Me: You don't?
Amanda: No, that's why I asked for an apple.
Hmm. This got me wondering ... how did I miss the fact that Amanda doesn't like peaches? Is Henry aware of this? Does her sister and all of her friends know this? What else am I completely clueless about when it comes to my firstborn's likes and dislikes?!
It was then that I had a flashback to Megan's 2nd birthday party.
Ever since a friend had told me how fun, easy and, most importantly, inexpensive it was to have a party at McDonald's, I'd been having Amanda's parties there. So naturally, when it came time for Megan's first party, I knew the drill and made the plans.
We'd opened presents and were cutting the chocolate cake (compliments of Mickey D), when a friend pulled me aside ...
Friend: I thought Megan didn't like McDonald's?
I thought back to the last time we were there for a party, and how Megan was crying the whole time, begging to leave.
Me: Hmm. You're right. She doesn't.
Friend: And didn't she tell me at my son's party that she doesn't like chocolate cake?
Me realizing that Megan had just opted for vanilla ice cream instead of a slice of her own birthday cake: Oh my WORD!! That's RIGHT!! She doesn't like chocolate cake!!! Wow, what a GREAT party, huh? Her LEAST favorite venue topped off with a cake flavor she HATES. Happy birthday, Meg!!
Yeah. Not my best parenting moment.
I've often said that it's a good thing my girls tell me when they're hungry, because I might not remember to feed them otherwise ... and people thought I was kidding.
Here's a photo my friend Rachel took of the girls about 4 months after Meg's birthday party from hell ... and she's obviously not over it.