March starts “Birthday Season” around here. It also corresponds to the end of whatever sporting season events, Easter, Memorial Day and End of school. We have a birthday every month except April (with 2 in June), with the season officially ending in July, a few days after the 4th. So to say that scheduling birthday parties is a challenge is an understatement. I’ve already shared that generally we celebrate, with a birthday cake after dinner and cool decorations, but because “HE GOT JIPPED” last year on his birthday we went ahead and did a little party.
We celebrated Tommy’s 9th birthday yesterday with a small group of friends and a trip to the movies to watch Kung Fu Panda II, followed by a sleepover. Tommy wanted to go to the 3-D version, and I am not positive but I think it was my first 3-D movie (Mom, correct me if I’m wrong). We had to sit in the front row, but the kids loved it and didn’t even notice that they had to look straight up to see the movie.
A little Knolwoods after the movie for games and fun.
Then back home for the sleepover. It was Tommy’s first sleepover ever and he wanted me to build a fort in the playroom for them to sleep in. But these are no ordinary forts, I take this fort building thing very seriously! Every vacation (Easter, Christmas and even during the summer) the forts I build stay up for weeks and the kids sleep in them almost every night.I told Ruben that I need him to install a system of pulleys on the ceiling so that I can hoist the sheets up like a big tent. Because throwing ribbon up and over the ceiling fan, probably isn’t the best idea. Besides when we don’t have the fort up, the boys can attach themselves to the ropes and hoist themselves to the ceiling!
I finally shut down the sleep over at 11:30, because I was tired and it was getting too late AND I had to play my party trick on them. What fun is a sleepover without party tricks?
After the boys fell deep asleep I donned my super quick dry, flourescent pink nail polish and went to work…
When they woke up, it took them at least 15 minutes to figure out what had been done. They were playing video games and our neighbor boy yelled out “GUYS! LOOK AT YOUR HANDS!”, they all started clamoring and laughing then, once again, our neighbor yelled out “You know what your Mom did is illegal, man?” Then Tommy responded with “It’s not illegal but it’s WRONG!”.
Oh, no, it wasn’t wrong. It was so right!