No Parties for Us

I am about as tired now as I was exactly four years ago. Then, I was finally trying to catch up on some sleep after a gruelling labour and eventual caesarian section, and a brand spanking new baby Finn was sleeping close by in a hospital bassinet. When the city fireworks went off at midnight (and continued for what seemed an hour :yuk: ), he kept right on sleeping. I think every other newborn on the floor woke up though, and I certainly didn’t sleep much through that ‘excitement’ either!

Tonight, I certainly hope to sleep through any fireworks. I don’t plan on seeing in the New Year, I plan on being in bed very shortly. Finn, too, is finally sleeping, though it took him a good hour after bedtime to fall asleep. I think he was telling his bears all about the excitement of his birthday 🙂

I’m always a little dismayed on his behalf when his birthday rolls around – friends and family are often gallivanting away on summer holidays, or have NYE plans which prevent them from coming to a party. This year, we decided instead of getting upset about it, we would make his birthday into something special by going somewhere new, just the four of us. So off we trundled to Scienceworks, and it was great! Perhaps the only problem was not allowing enough time to see everything. We spent about 3½ hours there, and Finn had an absolute blast. Add to that a new bike and too much sugar (because what would a kid’s birthday be without a garishly decorated cake? Pictures tomorrow!) and you can understand why he was slightly wound up this evening.

So… while the rest of the world is seeing in the New Year, I’ll be busy with my dreams. And hopefully not up more than once to Niamh. However you’ll be spending your night tonight, I hope it’s exactly what you want it to be. Happy New Year! 🙂

7 responses to “No Parties for Us

  1. It sounds like you made your son’s birthday special. It must be awful to have a birthday so close to both Christmas and the New Year.

  2. Scienceworks looks like a really fun place! I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday celebration for Finn. Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year to you, Mel, and Happy Birthday to Finn. I’m glad that you all enjoyed his birthday celebration.

  4. Happy Birthday Finn!
    Mel, I am with you when it comes to welcoming in the new year…I will be doing that in my dreams! I’m too old to be out and about with the “young’ins”! Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Mel-

    I hope you get plenty of rest tonight. I want to thank you for your “progress bars”, I’ve always loved those on people’s blogs and Nicki (Plush) pointed me to you. Thanks for letting me use them, they’re great. Happy New Year.

  6. My son’s B-day is New Year’s Eve also! 🙂 What a coincidence! I fully understand about the B-day problems, with everyone being off with New Year’s plans. It’s gotten to where the last 2 years we have celebrated his B-day in September to avoid this problem. He has had a party with a friend who’s B-day is always around Thanksgiving. It works out better for both of them.

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