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Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me: Dropping the Ball

Life is a juggling act for most moms. With work, school, vacation, and travel schedules, one of the balls is bound to drop every so often. Usually, when it does the consequence is minor – a missed appointment here, a skipped sports practice there.

Occasionally, the results are monstrous and on display for everyone around. Last weekend, a friend, who has always had the enviable ability to remain calm and organized despite the chaos that surrounds her, did just that. Having spent the past few months planning her child's birthday party, she had everything planned out on spreadsheets – even her lists had lists. So when the party was set to begin, and no one had shown up, she was confused to say the least. She soon received a phone call from a friend asking where the party was because there was a group of parents and kids, all carrying gifts, gathered outside the address on the invitation, but the party location was nowhere in sight. It seems, my friend had placed the wrong address on the invites. The snafu was quickly resolved and the rest of the party went on without a hitch, but it is something my highly-organized friend will never live down.

Have you ever put the wrong child's name on a birthday cake or shown up for your own child's party on the wrong day? What is the biggest snafu you have encountered with your lil one's birthday parties?

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summerjams summerjams 7 years
it's like, a bride freaking out for her wedding party.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Um, I'm sorry, but if you need "lists of lists" and several spreadsheets to plan a child's birthday party - you need a job. Or a hobby. Or maybe both.
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