Q: Birthday parties? That doesn’t seem very writing oriented!
A: It’s not. I said so yesterday. My son’s birthday is coming up, and we’re having a party for him for the second time ever.
Q: Really? And you think that’s worth a blog post?
A: Works for me.
Q: So — cake and ice cream? Maybe some pizza? Anything special?
A: Probably pizza. Lots of water for the kids to drink because it’s hot out. My son’s drawn a picture (with elevations!) of what he wants the cake to look like, and I’m going to make blueberry cheesecake ice cream this evening. The one thing I haven’t decided is what I’m serving the ice cream in.
Q: Um . . . bowls?
Q: What sort of activities do you have planned?
A: Keeping it simple: a Slip ‘N’ Slide, some water balloons. Maybe a movie inside if there’s a storm (unlikely).
Q: Is that too little? Are they going to enjoy it?
A: I don’t know, but I’ve only so much energy to go around.
Q: One last question — you’re having the party at your house. Are you crazy?
A: Well, yeah. I’m a writer, aren’t I?