I had doubts that having Maya's birthday party in our tiny little space without specific entertainment and children who did not all know each other. I wanted desperately for Maya to have a wonderful birthday experience, and was at a loss when she told me she did not want to invite anyone from her school, that she didn't want to plan her party, that she wanted me to surprise her. I invited a few children I knew from Einstein and some children of the Canadian women I know, and most everybody came. We set up 'Monopoly' and 'Twister' and 'Uno' and 'Pick Up Sticks', and the children moved from one game to another. They smashed a piñata with a machete, untwisted loud streamer and confetti bombs, so that we were kneedeep in coloured paper for the rest of the party. We ate pizza and cake and we smashed Maya's face into one cake and then the children dove into the smashed cake and ate half of it.
Everyone seemed happy and engaged and Maya held herself together and Eric and I beamed. We will be cleaning out confetti from every corner of our apartment for several weeks! I was content to see Maya smiling and sure to remember this day!
Girls Watching 'Twilight'