When your child doesn't want a birthday party you listen.
Even if you are a "retired" event planner and you love planning parties.
Even if both of his older sisters had 3rd birthday parties, picked their own themes - circus and mermaid respectively - and helped with the decorating.
Even if you're pretty sure once he saw his little neighborhood buddies at his favorite spot with cake he would be thrilled.
Even if you try your hardest to keep everything "even" among your three kids.
Even if he is your last baby.
When he tells you he wants to go see the dinosaur bones at the Field Museum on his birthday, you tell him that's the best idea ever.
And then go on Etsy to find coordinating dinosaur fossil shirts for your family to wear.
Knowing that you would have planned a kick a** dinosaur themed 3rd birthday party, we will celebrate at the museum with our local family. But I will slip in balloons and dinosaur cupcakes. I mean, I am only human after all. ;)
Have you ever had one of your children say thanks but no thanks to a birthday party?