We had Mollie's birthday party yesterday at a local pizza joint. Mollie doesn't like pizza, but she wanted to go there. They have a game room, like a miniature Chuck-E-Cheese, where you win tickets and get prizes. It was her best birthday party yet! Matt had this to say,
"I am so proud of Mollie - we explained to her that it would be easier for her friends to attend the party if we asked them not to bring presents - at first she did not like the idea, but eventually warmed to it. Of course, all the kids had a great time, and there were a few that did come that I suspect would not have if we had not explicitly asked everyone not to bring gifts. Mollie learned a great lesson along the way, that the enjoyment of being with her friends was the most important aspect, not what presents she might get. I know she felt special and thoroughly enjoyed herself."
No having gifts didn't detract from the festivities AT ALL.
This week is starting off well for Mollie- we've been giving her Zofran to cut down on the nausea and it is working like a charm!