I went to a birthday party on Saturday. A kid birthday party.
Now you might think that because I work for Community Partners of Dallas and because CPD helps 20,000 kids a year -- well, that I must just love kids.
I like kids and I think they are cute and some of them are funny, but that's about as far as I'd go on the love meter. Of course I love my nieces and lots of my friends have kids and I love them too, but a kid birthday party is on another level of love and it is just not my thing.
NOTE: Why do people think that adults without kids want to go to a kid party? Would your kids want to attend a dinner party of adults at my home and listen to us talk about the super-hot Ben Affleck in Argo or about the drama on last night's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? I think not.
Frankly, I'm not even that into talking about kids who are older unless there is something juicy going on like a wedding or a job loss or something that I can give advice about -- you KNOW I love to give advice -- SOOOO, just leave me off your kid birthday invite list for the most part.
No hard feelings, please.
So, about a month ago when I was invited to the 5 year-old twin boy and girl birthday party referenced above, I said "Yes, of course, I'd love to come" -- but my mind said UGH -- that is until I heard more...
You see, this party was being thrown by one of Dallas County's fabulous CPS caseworkers who adopted the twins from foster care. Mom (who has older, grown children too) is one of my favorite caseworkers and if she asked me to put on a bikini and have my picture taken, I'd do it if it would help her in any way.
NOTE: Not that me putting on a bikini helps anyone -- believe me on that!
So when this caseworker called and explained that she was having a big party for her twins fifth birthday in the community room at the Southwest Center Mall (formerly Red Bird Mall) and that the twins wanted to give the toys to CPD, well I was just overcome. We talk a lot about kids helping kids at CPD, but this gift of generosity just won the grand prize.
And the party was a blast.
I even danced. Fully clothed of course.
These are the twins in front of some of the toys they donated to CPD.
Amazing Kids and Amazing Moms make Amazing Families!