• I Used To Go Over The Top For Birthdays, And Now We Just Travel Instead

    7 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    Garbage bins sat stuffed with plastic tumblers , paper plates, disposable cutlery and cardboard. So much cardboard. Each birthday gift my son had unwrapped seemed hermetically sealed inside the stuff. As I hosed down the patio, attacking gooey blue frosting and greasy mozzarella with the strongest nozzle attachment I owned, the opening of presents felt like ages ago. Now the five-year-old was crashed out in the den while I stood outside, shivering and tired.
    Courtesy of Elizabeth Allison
    I was exhausted well before the first guests had arrived at my son's “It's a Jungle in Here!”...
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