My children have a much more hectic social life than me. I didn’t see it coming to be honest. They used to tag along with whatever we were doing (albeit it in a have to fit a nap in, have food in your bag to avoid meltdown sort of a way). Now they have their own social life and I seem to be managing their diaries. Which since I can’t manage my own is a bit much. I’m slightly dubious PA to two children under 6. I think a reference would be doubtful.
All tomorrow’s parties…and the next weekend…and the next
The parties are coming thick and fast now. They are all very exciting. So far this term we have had one involving holding an owl at the butterfly house, one with an impressive and (judging by the children’s reactions hilarious) magician and a playball party which they loved (and the children slept extremely well after this one). In a couple of weeks Tilly will be going to a pony riding party. It is a bigger girls party and anyway Phoebe would hate it (her last encounter with a donkey didn’t go well) but she’ll still need a hefty alternative bribe to avoid her going stratospheric.
The trouble is I’m getting less and less organised as the weeks go by. I nearly sent the girls without suitable fancy dress for the Peter Pan party on Sunday until I re-read the invitation at the last minute. I knew that blessed crocodile costume would come in handy sometime. If the invitations keep stacking up I shall, no doubt, end up getting it even further wrong. Like sending them in armbands to a soft play party or thinking they are due to paint a pot when they are actually supposed to be paintballing.
I just hope I get an invitation to a party soon to shift the balance. It doesn’t need to involve holding a hedgehog but holding a gin and tonic would be a start. Anyone?