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“Month of Me” post #09: It’s my party, so I’ll wear sweats if I want to

“Month of Me” is a little ol’ wild and crazy concept: In October, the month I celebrate my 40th birthday, I will do a whole slew of things that I love. Just because. You can read the kick-off post here.

Hubby: Sweetheart, it’s your 40th. You should have a party. How about I organize a party for you.

Me: Uh, remember, I don’t do fun.

Hubby: But, it’s your 40th.

Me: I’m having an entire “Month of Me,” so it’s not like I’m depriving myself or anything.

Hubby: Oh yeah. But are you sure?

Me: Yes.

Hubby: Okay, well, while I’m away camping this weekend, why don’t you think about it.

Me: But I said I was sure.

Hubby: If you gave me a list of names, we could have a cocktail party here.

Me: I don’t like adult parties.

Hubby: But it’s your 40th.

Me: I prefer kid’s parties. You book a place, you show up with a cake, there is an activity, a host to herd people around, and then after 2 hours, it’s all done and everyone goes home.

Hubby: *sigh* Okay, well, just think about it while I’m away, will you?

Me: Okay, I will.

Hubby: So, did you think about the party thing?

Me: Yes.

Hubby: And?

Me: It’s all organized.

Hubby: What? I was supposed to organize it for you.

Me: Er, yeah. But it’s all organized — all done.

Hubby: Okay, what is it?

Me: You know that place I told you about for Stella’s 9th birthday party: The 4 Cats Art Studio?

Hubby: Yeah …

Me: Well, I talked to the owner Emaly and she said she’d be happy to host me and my girlfriends on a Friday night.

Hubby: Oh. Okay …

Me: It’s gonna be sooo cool! We’re all going to show up wearing sweat pants and old clothes on and have a splatter paint party!

Hubby: You know it’s your 40th, right?

Me: Don’t remind me.

To be continued …..


  1. Adult parties are the worst.  You are so right.   A paint splatter party sounds wonderful.

  2. Awesome idea!

  3. Capitalmom says:

    I was totally going to suggest 4Cats when I started reading your post! Have a great time!

  4. Mary Lynn Kitaura says:

    What a fantastic idea! Can’t wait to hear about what you create…besides a great big mess, that is!

  5. oh that sounds like so much fun! My sister and I have been thinking about hosting a family party there. Next time my brother and his girlfriend are in town. I think we would have a blast :) Can’t wait to hear about yours.

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