Secret Agent Birthday

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!


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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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4 Responses to Secret Agent Birthday

  1. kirsten says:

    So funny that he didn’t want his teacher to know! I didn’t realize this was top secret. :)

  2. Debs14 says:

    Sssh don’t tell anyone, but I had a secret agent son too when he was growing up. He went on to do a degree in Politics – I do hope the two things aren’t linked ;-)
    However, I don’t know if you have heard of this character who is in a series of books http://www.alexrider.com/Alex-Rider . He’s a bit older than Andrew but he is like a junior James Bond! My son LOVED these books and they are really well written. I think they may be a little too old for Andrew just yet, but have a look and see what you think.

  3. Ruth says:

    Totally cool!

  4. Tara Whalen says:

    Where can I get me some of those fingerstaches??? so cute!

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