I am a second child. My brother has tons more childhood pictures than I do. My mom had a baby book for each of us. My brother's is filled out in great detail...mine, well, there is a one liner about the fact that I was born and that is where my mom lost interest I think. So I swore I would never do that to my second child. Turns out human children weren't in the cards for me so my first "child" was Murphy. I have a lock of his hair, I have several of his baby teeth, I have a photo album filled with his first year. Anyone remember Murphy's first birthday? The planning, the invitations, the party, the cakes and cookies, the people food, the organized games and trainer hired to lead all of the games, the hand made goodie bags for each guest, the decorations, the presents, the poster made and framed special for his party...Murphy had the perfect doodle birthday. See my page for pics if you missed it.
So.....next week Wilson will be one year old. I have done NOTHING. OMG! I have done what I swore I would never do! I am the worst doodle mom on the planet!
I am trying to throw together a small doodle playdate for the weekend after his birthday. I feel terrible..I know Murphy is telling him all about his party and making Wilson feel neglected.
Wilson is my second child, and like lots of second children he has been slighted . BUT I love him with all of my heart and soul! His birthday may not be a big "event" but it will be very special and he will know he is loved.