February 24, 2008

Party of Two

Two days and two weeks ago, we had it down pat: the invitations, the menu, the give-aways. Gianna, the soon-to-be-terrible three, wanted a party at home, with her 7th Road friends. And since the kid is not really that big on parties,we agreed: home, it would be.

But the universe obviously had other plans. The day after what happened to be a really wet Valentine, Gianna's cousin, Sam, had a bad case of gastroenteritis. It was viral, the pedia said: something you can get from the air.

Because Gianna rarely gets sick, we thought the virus won't bite. The day before the big day, however, she started puking and pooing. To cut an otherwise smelly story short, the party for 30 went poof. Instead, it became a party of two, since Sam was only a room away.

For what it's worth, it was a fun, scrapbook-worthy "party" just the same. Which only goes to show that life doesn't always happen as planned. Was it John Lennon who said "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"?




9 comments:

Em Dy said...

At least, it's easier to cancel party at home than a reservation with only a day or two to go. Hope they're both better now. Happy birthday to the little one.

Anna said...

Thanks, Em Dy! Buti na lang the caterer was quite understanding, he he. Sabagay, there's always an upside to every thing. Kung natuloy ang party, it would have been rained out din.

ScroochChronicles said...

I hope they're both ok now. What was it that hit them? Intestinal flu? Wawa naman :(

Anyway, Happy Birthday to your now terrible-3 :)

Anna said...

Hi Cookie! They're both OK now, and although the pedia diagnosed it as acute gastroenteritis, she's not ruling out rotavirus daw. Which is a bummer, because the kid was supposed to have the oral vaccine on the week she was hospitalized. Happy birthday to Adi, too. :p

Anonymous said...

belated happy bday to giana ...atleast she look very happy celebrate her bday even she was on hospital.

Anonymous said...

Lumalaki sya kamukhang kamukha ng husband mo.

ScroochChronicles said...

Hi Anna!! Giana is tagged :)

http://scroochchronicles.blogspot.com/2008/03/8-random-facts-about-hezzies.html

feng said...

woohoo! I missed this one. anyway, belated Happy birthday to the little darling. naku, terrible three na! you better have lots of doses of patience Mommy Anna. :)

quietstream said...

Awww. Isn't she pretty even when sick? :-) Belated happy birthday to Gianna!