Regardless when Sadie comes home now from first grade and asks why she missed so and so's party on Saturday and why did I lose the invitation, my heart aches a little bit. I'm kind of grateful that she could not imagine not being invited to said party. It of course is always an oversight on my part. I can just imagine what parents think if their kiddo did want to invite Sadie. "How would we include her if she can't walk? I don't want to be responsible for that kind of situation, will her walker make tire marks on my carpet?(well I would think about that ok)" I don't hate parents that think of these things before they don't invite my daughter, I get it, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. So this is why when a mom came up to me last week and said "Kylie really wants Sadie to come to her sleep over birthday party next week. Do you think we could work something out?" I almost tackled her with a huge grateful hug! Don't worry I kept my cool. "Yes, Sadie will be so excited"(while I'm squealing inside). We worked it out where I am going to go and help and then take Sadie home late when everyone is going to bed.
Sadie is soooo thrilled. The party is tonight! Of course we have been practicing all week on saying goodbye. I have been going over and over with her about how we are not spending the night and that the sleeping part is super boring anyways. I
Here is the social story we have been working on:
Kylie's party is going to be so much fun!
If I get really excited I can just laugh or giggle
I don't want to crawl away from my friends when we are having fun.
My mom will be there if I need a squeeze
At nine o'clock it will be time for me to go home and my friends will go to sleep
I won't cry because I had so much fun at the party
I can say "Goodbye Kylie thank you for inviting me!"
That will show my friends I am a big girl and then I can invite Kylie to my house for a playdate soon!