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The party was fantastic, if I do say so myself. I didn't take any pictures, but I'm hoping to get some from guests. One of the grown-up guests came dressed as a Real Pirate, which caused gleeful shrieks. The Pack of 4-year-olds loved the treasure hunt I set up, and the mini-pack of 2-year-olds (plus a couple of 1-year-olds) did their best to help and keep up. There were eye patches and a pinata and fruit ships and treasure chest cake and a boatload of sushi because I wanted it, that's why. Sushi reminds me of the boys' birth day, and I hadn't been able to get any lately.

This afternoon has been an exercise in All Children Are Different. Even those with the same genes and the same upbringing and experiences can be ridiculously different.

For example: Why is it so hard for some people to apologize? Bobby will do something awful, offer a petulant "SORRY" and get on with life. Andrew? Will commit some offense barely worth noticing and then scream for half an hour about how he doesn't want to apologize. Eventually he'll mumble something incomprehensible that we have to assume is a sulky apology because if we insist on proper form he'll be screaming for yet another hour.

On the other hand, it's been a long time since my warning "I'll count to 10" has gotten past 2. For Ellen, all I have to do is ask if I need to count, and she's on it.
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