Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tonight we are having a party. A 12 year old boy sleepover party. Not to be confused with a slumber party, which is apparently what it is called when girls do this thing.
Yes, that is right, I am about to be a mother of a 12 year old. 12.YEAR.OLD. Wow.
As you may know, we don't have birthday parties every year. This is the first party that S has had since 2nd grade. We usually just do the family party, but this year is a year that all the kids get to have a b-day party. Whew...
So, S invited 7 friends over for a sleepover. The night started with football and then hide-n-seek in the dark.
Next up was a scavenger hunt through the neighborhood (four different houses and a big walk up a hill).
The final reward at the end of the hunt was a jumbo can of shaving cream and then we headed back to the house for a shaving cream fight.
Once everyone was sprayed off with the water hose, we were on to hot dogs, veggie tray (only 12 year old in town asking for a veggie tray as his party),chips, cheese dip, then cake and gifts and now they are all in their sleeping bags watching a movie. Boy-o-boys!
All of the kids are really good kids. All but one of the kids is on the soccer team. All but two go to our school. All but one is in the 6th grade.
Tomorrow morning we will get up and have biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and they will run and play.
The almost 12 year old is very happy tonight. We are SO thankful that we can do this for him.
at 10:59 PM