Today is my daughter’s birthday party. 

I know from experience we have five store trips before starting.
My husband says he’s going food shopping.
I wonder how many balls we’re dropping.
Though he’s making a Kroger list for Meijer reasons, I’ve learned not to argue with simple treasons.
Today we’ll feed strangers while our kids play together.
Hoping we have good weather for a pool float with a tether.
Her favorite part is when we sing.
She’ll open the presents others bring.
And then the strangers will leave and we’re left with close friends.
Gossiping about the experience like a bunch of noisy hens.