Sunday, April 20, 2008

Birthday Parties... the aftermath

This photo was taken by me hiding inside the house. You see they've got balloons.

Yes. If there is one thing in this world that sends me into a cold sweat its being in the presence of balloons.

Children's birthday parties are a trial, always had been. I remember once being at a work chrissy thing and there were hundreds of balloons suspended in nets from the ceiling, ready to be dropped at any moment. I left early. I couldn't bear it. And everyone kept asking why I kept staring fixedly upwards.

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Kerri Williams writer of romance said...

hy Caitlyn, I found you through Rach's blog.
Try inviting 36 kids for a 7 year old planned for the park with a memo of 'in case it rains' i know i shouldnt have done it, as soon as i had i was doomed. anyway 'in case it rains it will be held at the house' Now it poured and at the time i was renting a house with white carpet. What the.. you say. Yeah. 36 kids, white carpet and chocolate cake. Ahhh!
good luck and happy writing
kkez

Gail (but you can call me G) said...

Okay, I've heard of people being afraid of clowns, but balloons? You must tell the story behind that fear and loathing . . .

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Cait,
Are you going to the conf? I hear we are going to have heaps of balloons this year. lol
Suz:)

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Aaaagh,no Suz. Please no. I am going to the conference, but from the sounds of it I'll be hiding in my room!

sigh.

Jess Dee said...

Um, balloons?
Balloons? Really? Balloons?
You've just had a child's birthday party and the only thing freaking you are the balloons?
Nope, there has to be more to this than meets the eye. Come on, spit it out, Cait. What is the real deal?

Jess

Kerri Williams writer of roman said...

hy Caitlyn, I found you through Rach's blog.
Try inviting 36 kids for a 7 year old planned for the park with a memo of 'in case it rains' i know i shouldnt have done it, as soon as i had i was doomed. anyway 'in case it rains it will be held at the house' Now it poured and at the time i was renting a house with white carpet. What the.. you say. Yeah. 36 kids, white carpet and chocolate cake. Ahhh!
good luck and happy writing
kkez