Last weekend was my daughter's second birthday party. We were going to do something mellow -- a picnic at the park with friends and family, no cooking, just takeout. But it didn't end up exactly as mellow as I planned.
There was the issue of the picnic tables. My nanny and I staked them out early in the morning. But I hadn't officially reserved them and multiple parties were now arriving in need of a place to sit and my tables were the only ones in the "open" section. And there was also the issue of picking up food but not wanting it to sit out too long, which meant spending the morning in my car going back and forth and back and forth from my house to the park.