It seems like I feel like this a lot. Yes, here comes a small rant.
Our oldest grandson, Theo, will turn 4 on August 29. So, a party is in the works. Our side of the family always has the grandbaby parties and MIL's house, so we only have to do 1 party and everyone that wants can come. Our grandbabies have a lot of partying to do, since Theo has multiple sets of grandparents. There is Hubby and me, MIL, Meredith's mom, and Theo's daddy's parents are also divorced and remarried. LOL!
Since MIL likes to run the show, I just let her figure out when we will have the party. I said I would make a cake and let me know when it was, but I had better get a little advance notice, since I was planning to make a train cake. I would post a pic, but can't find one exactly like I was planning. I had been researching and finding ideas for a couple of weeks.
Sunday evening, MIL called to tell me the tentative plans that she and Meredith made. And we would be having the party this Sunday when Mere gets off work. She will let us know when it is decided for sure, as Mere needs to check with Billy and see what his plans are, since he DOES take the boys every weekend.
Then MIL said that she went to the party store and got Diego plates and napkins. I asked why Diego? She said she "sneakily" asked Theo what kind of party he wanted. I figure here sneaky way was asking "Theo, do you want a Diego party." Well, of course, he does. What 4 year old wouldn't?
I reminded MIL that I had been planning to make a train cake. She told me it didn't matter....Theo wouldn't care. Sigh. Theo loves trains and would love a train cake, but it is not a part of a Diego party.
So, I am figuring out how to make a Diego cake.
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