Andrew’s Secret Agent Birthday is this weekend! And honestly, I’m a little confused by the theme. I mean, it’s super fun, don’t get me wrong…but I thought he didn’t want anyone to know about his secret agent/spy interests. HOW many times have I gotten in trouble with him for dropping clues to the WRONG people that he wants to be a spy when he grows up? Granted, I can understand him not wanting a whole lot of people to know…I get that…and, aside from announcing it online, I’ve tried to respect his requests otherwise. So, imagine my confusion when he wants a Secret Agent Birthday party!
I know he has this sorted out somehow in his head. Like we are just “playing”…but he is the real deal. Or a *real* secret agent would never have a secret agent birthday party…so, the perfect foil! Or he’s only going to share *some* secrets…but he’ll keep the important ones to himself. ;) What I DO know is that it was VERY important to him that his teacher not see the invitation. HE can’t know….but I’m not sure how Andrew has decided these lines.
Earlier this week I told Andrew that I needed to research some games we could play. “I know some games!” he said. Then he rattled off three great games. One involves fingerprints and teams and figuring out who the “crook” is based on fingerprint evidence. The game actually seems easy and fun and we are definitely doing it. The other one is a relay race with his spy alarms set up and you have to get past the alarms without setting them off. And then there is some code cracking game. I can’t remember the details, but clearly I don’t need to. I guess it’s the age of 8 when kids can actually helpfully plan their own parties! :)
So, I’m left with the responsibilities I like. Photoshopping invites and baking! This is turning out to be a great party! :)
This is what I’ve got for favors:
VERY heavy on the super popular mustache theme right now. Mustaches, mustache notebooks and…an invisible ink pen! The pens were a little more than I like spending on the goodie bags, but they are SUCH fun pens!
Here’s hoping for a great party, a great weekend and I’ll tell you all about it come next week. Happy weekending!