I was all set to do a book review today, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow because I'm having a hard time thinking about anything except the fact that it looks like everyone is bogging on my daughter's birthday. Admittedly, for the second friend it's totally not her fault, as she's getting sick, but still. Talk about a worst nightmare for a kid. No one comes to their birthday. There is still some hope, as K, for now, has only a scratchy throat, but a couple weeks ago, the same beginning symptom produced a nasty fever and a kid down for the count after a day or two. Whimper, whimper. If it were just a cold, I'd say, send her on over if she's up for it. A back lash cold would be a small price to pay for non wrecked birthday plans.
As if it's not bad enough that H isn't coming. As if it's not bad enough that the snow part of the party got canceled. Crap, crap, crap.
I've decided not to tell Davan, as it would serve no purpose until we know for sure. She'll just end up worrying more and, really? What is there to do? I've already asked if there is anyone else she wants to invite to replace H and she says no. She does have a few other friends, but hasn't been seeing a lot of them lately and, when she has, it's been a little awkward. Then there are friendships just starting to develop with the Zig Zags, but even if she felt brave enough to invite one of them, they go to school and couldn't come tomorrow.
My back up plan, such as it is, is to make Anthony take the day off work tomorrow and the two of us will take her swimming and maybe to Safari Sam's and do her crafts with her. It won't be the same, but...well, what else can we do?
There is always rescheduling the party, but the thought of going through all this again...well, I just don't know if I can. There's no guarantee anyone will be healthy and willing to make the effort to come and there will be snow next time. Plus, it'd probably have to wait until after Christmas, which is a really long time.
So, I'll just be hoping and hoping that K's scratchy throat is the worst of it and she wakes up tomorrow healthy and raring to go.