Kyle's birthday was on May 12th. We usually have his pool & pizza party at the Y the weekend before or the weekend after his BD.
We invite about 15-20 "special" friends and their parents and sibs. And for us it is a true tag-team family effort. Wifey's sis, niece, bro, and sis-in-law come every year to help out and "serve" everyone so that the wife and I can tend to Kyle and just enjoy ourselves.
This year I was selfish and did that overnight running relay race on Fri May 9 - Sat May 10. So May 10th was out. May 11th was Mother's Day so that wouldn't work.
And every Sat or Sun since then either didn't work for one of our family helpers or the Y didn't have the date available...until this Saturday.
This Saturday, June 7th was FINALLY gonna be the king's long awaited 11th birthday party.
The party means a lot to my wife. It definitely means more to her than it does to Kyle. She LOVES throwing parties and she is good at it and takes pride in it. All month she's been making lists and slowly stocking up on supplies and making the arrangements and planning out the goodie bags. And all week this week she had our home office set up as a staging area with goodie bags and chips and cups all lined up and ready to go.
She throws a real good party.
And then today, Thursday June 5th. 2 days before the party. Kyle woke up with what felt like a pretty high fever. He's been fighting a small cold for a week...but today was the first sign of a fever. She took him to the doctor today and they didn't find any strep or anything...
...but we can't wait til the last minute to postpone, and we probably won't put Kyle in the pool 2 days removed from a high fever anyway.
So she called the Y to cancel and see when the next date they had available was.
Sunday June 29th.
So almost 7 weeks later Kyle will finally get his 11th birthday party... and we have to go another 3 weeks without eating all the "fun size" chips & Doritos we bought for the party.
I feel so guilty. If I didn't run that race his party would've been in the books already. Who knows what he'll be like on June 29th? Healthy? Raging? Who knows?
But I did have a great time doing that race!