Will has been plotting the theme and the gifts for his next birthday ever since he turned three – although his ideas change of course. Yesterday, he announced “I’m going to have a cake with bad boys and race cars with eyes.”
These are his current obsessions. “Bad boys” is his term for spider man and bat man – superheroes who he’s learned about from friends at pre-school but never seen on television. “Race cars with eyes” is his term for all the anthropomorphized toy vehicles inspired by the movie “Cars,” which I’m pretty sure Will doesn’t even realize is a movie. (For now, I’ve chosen to omit the fact that there are movies with these cars and “bad boys” as protagonists so that he can keep playing with the concepts according to his own imagined script. He doesn’t ask; I don’t mention it.)
And I have from now until late August to figure out how to convince Will that it might be fun to try something other than a “bad boys birthday party.” Although it might be worth it to hear the reactions if those invitations get sent out.
What horrid, inventive or otherwise amusing birthday themes have your kids tried to talk you into?