The Princess was supposed to have her birthday party today but her errant mother sent out the invitations very late and nobody except her two brothers could come. Excuses included the following:
Most heartfelt: Oh no, we’ve been invited to another party and no, that isn’t nice, because it’s Italian which means that the only child bit is the birthday cake and E will spend her time saying “why are there no party bags and games?” and running away from Nonna who is a bit feeble minded and only speaks Italian.
Most feeble: Well, I have a friend coming and I will be out with her and my husband doesn’t like going out with both children (aged 3 and 6) on his own; he finds it a bit overwhelming.
Most irritating: We would love to come but we will all be in Monte Carlo at the tennis.
Poor Princess, the celebration has been delayed to April 29 when everyone has promised faithfully to come.