I told Brooklyn she could have a party with her friends this year. It is not something I do every year, but I find that as the kids get older, these parties are easier to do. Just be sure there is enough snack food and some music, and they can practically entertain themselves.
The real highlight of this year’s party was the Monster High Dolls. She got a couple as gifts, as well as a few other amazingly awesome gifts. Brooklyn just loves these dolls, and is getting quite the collection. The nice thing, for kids anyway, is that you can get the same character, and it might still be a different doll. For example, as you can just obviously tell, the two dolls on the left are both Cleo de Nile, the mummy. The important difference here is that the far left one is the sleepover doll (she’s in her mummy pajamas with monster slippers) while the next one is the beach doll (in her swimsuit, such as it is). The doll on the far right is Spectra, whose existence was previously unknown to Brooklyn, believe it or not. After opening gifts, we decided to forego the next game and just play with MH dolls instead.
This will give you a good sense of Brooklyn’s personality… her friend Sierrah gave her a large can of tomato soup as a gift. It’s hysterical, because Brooklyn loves cream of tomato soup in a way that is kind of unnatural. She talks about it all the time. I don’t make it much because, once again, it is one of those things that only half the family will eat. When we asked her where she wanted to go for dinner on her birthday, she asked me which restaurant had tomato soup. I talked her into having pizza instead. So, since she is so deprived, her truest friend gave her the desire of her heart. I am not making any of this up.
She couldn’t wait to eat it. Apparently she needed to make the experience extra special by putting the throw pillows from the couch on her dining room chair, and using the largest mug in the house. Some saltine crackers rounded out the meal. She was in heaven!!
Thank goodness for those true friends.