It has been quite the week in the Angry Household. I switched my work shift from nights to days, and had one day off. I’m working a different schedule for two weeks, and then switching again. It has been hard to fit in swim lessons, and party planning in between everything.
Today was Angry Kid’s 5th birthday. We are having a bigger party on Friday for him at a bounce place (nothing that I have to clean up after). I packaged up 12 goodie bags (loathe these, they need to be extinct), and some mini muffins (no cupcakes, etc. allowed) for his preschool. Angry Husband promptly dropped him off since I was at work.
I came home from work and set up a birthday sign and Angry Kid’s gifts. We went with a Star Wars theme, of course. I live in the Star Wars house. I really have no choice. Angry Kid walked right past his gifts when he got home. I was shocked. He came and gave me a hug and hung out with Angry Husband’s BFF, Eric.
And then, he went for the gifts…
Angry Kid was quite excited to open his gifts. We got him a Star Wars Clone Trooper Helmet, Star Wars Clone Commander Blaster, and a Nerf Gun. Yea, um, we buy our five year old guns. They are science fiction, right? Really, there’s no way that we can get any “gun” themes out of our house.
For some reason, I think Angry Husband picked out birthday gifts that “he” liked. What do you think? Although, Eric had to get into the action and play with the toys too. Angry Kid was running around the house while they shot Nerf balls at him. It’s probably a good thing that we have nothing “nice” in our house.
After unwrapping the gifts, my parents came over. My mom got Angry Kid some clothes. He gave her that look, you know the where are the toys look. Even my dad said, “you didn’t buy him any toys?” My mom said that she would take Angry Kid to Target while we are out for dinner.
We headed out to dinner at the Irvine Spectrum, which is a local outdoor mall. Angry Kid changed his mind on the dinner location, so we ended up at Red Robin. We preferred the choice. He sucked down some chicken, fruit, and a gallon of strawberry lemonade.
My kid is not shy at all though. He is nothing like Angry Husband. Angry Husband warns me every birthday to not tell the waiter that it is his birthday. Not my child though, he YELLED at the waiter that it was his birthday, and he wanted dessert.
We headed to Target after dinner and walked out with another pricey Star Wars Lego toy. My mom bought it though. She let Angry Kid pick it out. It was pretty hard for him to chose though, because he already has several of them. We then walked around the mall. Angry Kid attacked a Directory Sign, and I dreamed of going into Anthropologie which was right behind that sign. I knew that I would get the angry look from my family if I disappeared into the store, sigh.
We then headed for the car, but alas got detoured by the candy store. My mom picked up some treats from the pet store for the dogs. Bruiser thinks that this ice cream cone dog treat was quite delicious.
Well we survived the day of Angry Kid’s 5th birthday. Angry Husband is now putting together a very complex Lego set. I’m exhausted, and we still have the big party on Friday. I can’t wait to chill out and relax this weekend.