What was different?
Well, I love my child -- as I do all my kids -- but this particular child of mine loves details. I know what that feels like, since I also get joy out of the little things, so I made it my mission to make every detail as special as possible.
It was wonderful, even if most of the little things went over the heads of the rest of his guests. The birthday boy loved it, and I did too.
Now it's back to the real world!