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Saturday, February 21, 2009

How I survived my 10 year old's slumber (or lack thereof) party


I learned a few things last night.  They are as follows:

  1. I don't really like 10 year old girls.  I make an exception for my daughter, but some days she gets lumped into this group as well;
  2. Even in small numbers, there are few things -- jet engines, railroad crossings, banshee screams -- louder than 10 year old girls;
  3. No matter how hard you try, you cannot please them for more than 15 minutes at a time.  It has something to do with having the attention span of a really small dog, I believe.
  4. Few people actual read invitations.  Especially the parts about drop off times and pick up times.  Some think it's okay to come 30 minutes early and an hour late.  WWDAS?  What would Dear Abby Say?
  5. Finally, when it's all said and done, there is nothing better than sitting in the quiet of your house.
I'll post some pictures of the easiest cake I ever made on Monday as well as a couple from the party.  TTFN

4 random thoughts:

InkHearts said...

I tried to tell you....hehehe. The morning after my DD's sleepover, I made breakfast for the girls. One little girl ate about 6 pancakes covered with Cool Whip, Choc Syrup and sprinkles and then wanted more! (she was also a teeny bit fluffy, you know?) Then she got mad because I would not give her any more! She also just happened to be the one whose mom was over an hour late picking her up! So, how many years will it be before you do it again? LOL


the Daily Scrapper said...

10 year old girls can be difficult!!!!! My son is finding they can be a handful when in a group.

Jenners said...

Do boys do slumber parties? I hope not ... I don't think I could survive.

When I think back to my behavior at slumber parties of yore, I'm sure you had a pretty miserable time. Did they do seances and all that? Did they try to stick a girl's hand in water to make her pee?

Good for you for doing it though ... I'm sure your daughter had a blast!

And I'm amazed at how bad people are with invitations -- no RSVPs, being late, brining uninvited guests. And I only have a 4-year-old.

Enfys said...

I could have told you ALL this if you'd asked me - moral, always remember that your older friends have been there, done that and got the bruises to show for it.
I remember passing my daughters room to hear her holding court to her hushed friends 'Yes, I was an unwanted baby' she said dramatically, I popped my head around the door to say 'Alexandra, unplanned and unwanted are two entirely different things'. I could pause here, heave a sigh and say 'oh those were the days'. Instead, I will pause, heave a sigh and say 'thank God that's all behind me' :) Happy birthday to your daughter.
Enfys x

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