She told me that yesterday when she was in a snit about something. I love talking to her when she's in a snit because 1) she's hilarious, and 2) I egg on my daughter when she's in a snit for my own entertainment. Yeah, I admit it.
We were in the car going to the playground because it finally stopped raining and we had to get out of the house. Sam came along with us and he and Kira were fighting, hence the snit. Somehow the subject of parties came up and Kira said, "The only party I like is Mat's Halloween party." I asked her why and she said because she didn't like being around a bunch of annoying people who are being loud and pretending to have fun.
Oh my god, my anti-social genes are extremely dominant over Mitch's - wait, Mitch is anti-social too. Our kids are doomed to be hermits.
In the interest of keeping the snit going, I asked if she liked school parties. She said, "Oh yeah, they're real fun. They give us five pieces of popcorn on a paper towel and say, 'THERE'S YOUR PARTY!'"
Then she told me about a Cinco de Mayo party in second grade. Her teacher had a piñata but she wouldn't let anyone hit it with anything, she cut it open, and then she took ten minutes to sort the candy onto little plates while the kids sat in their desks and watched. At this point I almost had to pull over because I was laughing so hard. Kira kept saying, "What? WHAT?! WHAT?!!" and then when we got to the playground she stormed out and did some anger-swinging until she calmed down.