A translation is needed at this point. I often have to translate Aidan speak to English for people. As many moms have to translate for their children.
A wee-wee is not what you might think it is -- it is the sound a firetruck makes -- weeweeweewee. Hence he calls firetrucks wee-wees -- makes sense doesn't it -- almost a convincing argument to change the name of firetrucks to wee-wees.
Anyway back to the theme dilemma. I told him to pick ONE theme either T-Rex or firetrucks. He is obsessed with both. He said, "I want a T-Rex driving a wee-wee party." I let it go- we had all summer to figure it out. And during the weeks leading up to his party every once in awhile I would ask him about his upcoming party, and he would always say --- T-Rex driving a wee-wee party. I looked online, and if it is sold.... it is sold online, they don't make party plates with that particular theme. Shocking right? Then I came up with a reason we couldn't have the party --- a reason even a three year could understand. I simply told him a T-Rex is too big to drive a wee-wee. He calmly went over to one of his many firetrucks and took one of his many T-Rex toys and placed the small T-Rex in the firetruck's cab and said,"T-Rex driving a wee-wee." I couldn't fight him anymore. It was clear what his expectations were for this party. It was going to be a T-Rex driving a wee-wee "firetruck" party. I made the firetruck and placed small T-Rex statues on the cake. It was as close as I could get to his three year old request.
|T-Rex and firetruck cookies were given to guests as their take home treat.|