Our Five Ring Circus: The Party Circuit

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Party Circuit

As the days go by, it is becoming increasingly obvious to me that Dylan has a better social life than I do.

The sad thing is, I'm not kidding.

I was under the false assumption that we attended a lot of birthday parties. The fact that I have so many nieces and nephews and quite a few good friends with kids, puts us at a party at least once or twice a month.

And then Dylan started school.

He is a very well liked kid, and gets invited to all of his classmate's birthday parties. I always ask him if he wants to go and he always says yes. Because it is his first year in school, I think it's important that he attends as many parties and playdates as he can, to make friends, and get used to having a social life that I don't plan.

He has had a blast at all the parties he has attended. They have all been drop-off parties. At the first one of the year, I stayed with him. I had never left him at a party before, and I just felt as if I couldn't do it. I noticed that I was the only mom who had stayed, so at the next party, I cut him loose, and walked out the door. It was difficult! I did worry, but he did just fine without me. It does get easier, though, and it helps that I trust many of his classmate's moms.

Today was a first for us. Dylan was invited to a classmate's party, and it turned out to be an almost all girl party. He has quite a reputation with the girls in his class. They all love him! I honestly think that it's the fact that he's the only boy in the class with a younger sister, and he treats the girls the same way he treats Lexie. Dylan had no qualms about joining in the party, and luckily, another little boy was there. When I arrived to pick him up, I really wished I had my camera with me. Dylan was sitting on the floor, surrounded by girls, watching the birthday girl open gifts. He had his arm around one of his classmates, and was rubbing her back. I have a feeling he's going to make girls swoon when he's older. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

The parties in Dylan's class appear to be coming to an end. School will be over in a month, and we will get a break from the party circuit. Well, other than those parties for family and close friends. I think next year, we're going to have to pick and choose which parties to attend. It is too time-consuming and too expensive!

The party circuit has ended, but we're moving on to something else...many weeks worth of T-Ball games!


  1. Awww...sounds like he's a real little ladies man...he he :) I think it's great that he gets along with everyone so well and they all want him around. :)

    We are getting ready to start baseball season here as well. This is our first year since my oldest didn't want to play and you can't start here until they are finishing Kindergarten. Bring on the fun! :)

  2. How cute. I was thinking "ladies man" too. I put up a vlog with Buddy in it today. He was dishing on the girl that kissed him. I'm not ready for this stuff!

  3. oh my goodness he is going to be a heart breaker ha ha!!! What a little gentleman!!

  4. It's all cute and fun when they're little, but this is SERIOUSLY something that terrifies me. AT least Dylan has a little sister to teach him to love and respect women.

    UGH. I am sooooo dreading the days when my boys discover girls are... well.... GIRLS!

  5. He is adorable! I like that you send him to all of them, to make those connections! Now? Just to pick the right little lady for him!!

  6. Dylan sounds like Mr. Popular!!! All those girls should be interesting when he gets in jr. high & high school. My oldest son was like that when he was younger and now that he's 13 these little girls are crazy! I'm so happy his dad pays his cell phone bill. They call & text him nonstop!!! Hope y'all had a great weekend!

  7. Oh my gosh. I would have melted seeing him rub the girl's back. That is so sweet! I'm excited for Aidyn to start going to friend's bday parties!

  8. Yeah for T-ball! Chase starts tomorrow! Take lots of pictures!

  9. already a ladies man!! haha your hubs must be so proud :)

  10. Every time we get an invite I take it as a testament to good parenting. None of the kids that act up, are mean, or show bad behavior are ever invited anywhere. The fact that your son has such an active social life, reflects on you. Even if you don't have a life anymore. Don't worry, it's a mom thing.

    By the way, I've bestowed an award upon your blog for being so sunshiney good!

    Pick it up at: http://dayngrzone.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshiney-goodness.html


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