Good money dilemma update: We've FINALLY decided on the "birthday party" for my kiddo. So, some of the tax refund has now been spent.
I'd hoped to do a smallish family party at our house to celebrate our big guy (our families combined make up a lot of people). The facts that we really did want to get people together to celebrate our little man and that he has an impeccable memory would make a party really impactful for him. He still vividly remembers his birthday party at our house last year (when he turned two).
Well, without going into too much detail there were a few too many cooks in the kitchen so to speak and the birthday party planning became absurd (I'm not referring to my husband). After a few weeks of bickering (I am not joking) I decided, that as much as it hurt me, we really needed to throw the towel in and scrap the party. A day of the three of us together doing fun things sounded like the best plan to me. My husband was not on board with this as it would upset the other cooks more than he cared to.. ugh.
By the grace of God last night a commercial came on tv for an event that apparently my husband has been wanting to take little Abe to for about a year now but he'd forgotten (and never told me about it). So we purchased three tickets online for Disney on Ice for the day of Abe's birthday and the party is officially called off. <Deep sigh of relief> It was a little more than I'd hoped to spend but A.) We will have some great family time together, the three of us, on my little man's birthday doing something very out of the ordinary. B.) It's still way less money than the fantastical party my husband was theoretically planning. C.) My little man will LOVE it as all of his favorite Disney characters will be there ice skating in a fun live show... he's going to have a blast!
I'll bake a cake for the three of us to enjoy and he can blow out his birthday candles while we sing him happy birthday at home. We'll get him some birthday balloons and he'll get to open his gifts from us.