We just got back from a birthday party an Australian friend and her Japanese husband threw for their five-year-old daughter and a couple of her international friends. Here are some party stats:
Number of children: 9
Number of languages used among children: 8 including English, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Korean, German, Thai, and Japanese Sign Language.
Number of heart-shaped chocolate cakes: 3
Number of husbands in attendance: 2 (out of 5)
Number of drinks spilled by my children: None. (Hooray, hooray!)