Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Official Birthday Party

What happens when you get 10 boys ages 8-10 together + Star Wars + Water Fun + Lots and Lots of sugar........................UTTER CHAOS. It is over and done...Michael's ninth birthday party. I still have not figured out why I set myself up for things like this. I guess I am going to add that unanswered question to my small bank of frequently asked yet unanswered questions.
One can normally expect 50% of invited people to RSVP, at least that is what the 'etiquette' books trend toward. As usual, I tend to buck the system...inadvertently, of course. We invited 13 boys and 10 responded. OMG Kids started to arrive a little before 4 0'clock which was no big deal. Add more and more kids and calamity ensued. I do find it curious from a psychological standpoint the energy which is given, received and multiplied between young boys in a "pack" situation!! It is evolutionary, eruptive and....I have no idea what else. Add water balloons and light sabers.....LOOK OUT. I have nothing more to say about it 10th and last visit to the rec room at 12:30 a. m. with my final warning of "Quit running around the pool table and jumping off the couch. I don't care if you guys stay up until the sun rises as long as you do it quietly! They were on one side of the top floor and we were on the other and I could hear and thought I could feel the pound of every foot step.
We had a few games which included 1. Pin the Ty-Fighter (sp?) on the Death Star, water balloon fight (with the help of my mother...we filled 200 of those puppies with water), and balloon stomp. They had grilled hot dogs with chips for dinner, followed my Birthday Cake, followed by S'mores with GIANT marshmallows after it was dark.
Allegedly, three boys stayed up all night with the rest in bed by 3:00 a.m. BUT guess what...several of them were up by SIX IN THE MORNING! I was exhausted but the boys were running strong. By 7:00 a.m. they were all sitting outside again eating the two dozen pancakes I made. Let me tell you, there is nothing like cooking that many pancakes first thing in the morning. If you have never had that experience, I highly recommend it. Heavy sarcasm here!
So, that is the party in a nutshell. I have included a few, several, couple pictures but the majority of them can be viewed on Facebook.


Danielle said...

You brave brave soul...I am not looking forward to girl sleepovers. No, No I am not.

Crystal said...

You are the best mom ever...seriously dude. That event would never have occurred at my house. ;) Glad you made it you can say that you've done it, and hopefully never have to do it again. tee hee