All bets are off when you go to a birthday party, even if the party is for an adult. The kids eat cheese pizza and ice cream cake. The boy wanders back and forth from his sister to us, weaving between the legs of people taller then him, asking for more more tortilla chips. The girl sits mesmerized on a kid sized chair watching a big screen tv while all the older kids play downstairs.
That is how it is done.
When it is time to go we load two tired kids into car seats. I make sure to tuck the girl's cream silk skirt dotted with black and pink cats out of the way before clicking her in. The boy stares out the window and watches the cars pass by. They are tired and happy.
And that is how it is done.