Nicole is turning FOUR on 19 June!
The first thing that crossed my mind was the PARTY. How should we do it? Where should it be? And most important….how much are we going to spend??
With three kids, I learnt from other mummies that it would be really quite a challenge to do BIG celebrations for EACH kid EVERY year!
Well, in 2009, Nathan had his big-scale party, so Nicole would have to contend with having a simple party in school!
What I didn’t know was planning for this *small-scale* party is a MOE approved module in Parenting 101!
Lesson 1 – Never ask a Preschooler to make a decision
Lesson 2 – Never reinforce a decision that a Preschooler made
Since 1 June 2009
Mummy: Nicole, what’s your favourite colour?
Nicole: PURPLE! I like purple!
Mummy: Should we have a Purple Party? We buy purple plates, purple serviettes , purple balloons, and we ask all your friends to wear purple! So nice right?
Nicole: YEAH! I like a purple party!
On 8 June 2009
Mummy: Let’s go and buy the purple party things today. And we have to buy the purple invitation cards. Yeah!
Nicole: I don’t like purple.
Mummy: But… You said you liked purple.
Nicole: NOOOOOOO…. I don’t like purple!
Since 1 June 2008
Mummy: What food would you want to have at your party?
Mummy: Sorry Darling, Mummy has ordered food for the party. We have McDonald’s for your party next year ok?
Nicole: Yeah! Next Year! Yeah!
On 1 June 2009
Mummy: Shall we order McDonald’s for your party this year?
Nicole: NOOO! Everyone has McDonald’s. So boring. I don’t want McDonald’s.
Mummy: ?!??! So what do you want then?
Nicole: Let’s serve sandwiches and potato chips.
Mummy: (to herself) Wah! so atas!
On 8 June 2009
Mummy: I’ll order three different kids of sandwiches ok?
Nicole: NOOO! I want McDonald’s.
Solution to Scenario A
Mummy: So what’s your favourite colour then?
Nicole: Green! Red! Yellow!
Mummy: Huh? That’s the colours of the traffic light
Nicole: YEAH!!! Let’s have a Traffic Light Party!!!
Mummy: (to herself) AHHHH!!! Help! What is a traffic light party?!?!?
Sigh… so I stopped talking about the party, (just in case the little missy changes her mind again), cracked my head to think how to execute a Traffic Light Party. Check out what we have thus far:
So there you have it: the invitations for Nicole’s Traffic Light Party. She can’t change her favourite colours anymore, cos we gave out the invites! haha…
Now I’ve to figure out what food to serve and what on earth happens at a Traffic Light Party!!