All of my kiddos have bithdays within a three week window. Because of this, we have made it clear that not all of them get a big party every year. Enter the following conversation...
Eli: Mom, David gets the big birthday party next year, right?
Me: Yes, since it will be his first birthday.
E: Can we go to Chuck E Cheese for his birthday?
M: No. David won't care about Chuck E Cheese by then.
E: Mom, he won't care about ANY kind of party by then!
Yep, I was once again outsmarted by the logic of an 8 year old!