Tonight is supposed to be DD's 8th birthday party, her first sleepover! She's so excited she can barely stand it.
I've been busy (even took a vacation day today to prepare), she's invited 3 little girls in her class and I've got all kinds of stuff for them to do; since it's the Christmas season we've waited to decorate the tree (it just has lights on it now), are making a gingerbread house, and I made cupcakes they can decorate themselves. Got her a new Barbie make up kit so they can do makeovers, picked up snacks and goodies for watching a movie etc...
Here's the really stressful part - no one has RSVP'd, no one has called for directions or anything! If no one shows tonight she's going to be heartbroken! I've tried calling the one mom I have a number for and her husband took a message last night but she's not called back (I did call again today but no answer)
You see DD has some social issues due to ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder, but she's made great progress in the last year and was even invited to her first b'day party (since kindergarten!) just last month by one of the girls invited - her 'BFF' She desperately wants friends but because she's different and has limited social skills she's often been shunned by the other kids. She's now in grade 3 where it really seems like the 'clique' thing is starting and girls turn mean. It breaks my heart every time I see her try to make a new friend only to be rebuffed yet again.... I am positive that this is behind her desperation for a sibling, she's so lonely!
Just needed to vent a little, my stomach is turning right now and I want to cry!