If things had gone to plan it should have been like this;
Tall Girl home with 3 friends
Small sprog off to climbing wall with cubs (= Husband and Small Sprog being out for most of it!)
Eat copious amounts of pizza
Go to the cinema
Take friends home
But things rarely turn out as planned! It ended up like this;
Tall Girl home
One friend stranded with no lift so we went to fetch her.
One friend late
Another friend late because she forgot she was in a netball match!
All gathered in eventually.
No decent film that they all wanted to watch (this was agreed a few days before)
So... my lovely friend and beautician, Mother of Two Boys came at late notice to do a 'make-up' party
Small Sprog got wind of there being a party at home, so refused to go to the climbing wall and cubs.
Husband very cross that Small Sprog had changed his mind as he had 'rushed home' to take him.
Tall girls netball friend brought her younger sister who pleaded to stay.
I agreed because it might entertain Small Sprog (they are same age and good friends) in the hope he would not bother the older ones.
That plan failed!
Tall Girl and friends came down to the level of the 9 year olds and shrieked around the house until the food was ready!
I didn't have enough pizza for the 2 extra mouths, so they had mine and I had no tea!
Mother of Two Boys turned up to do her thing. She brought out all her pots and palettes, shadows and shimmers, there were ooos and ahhhs, and then...peace reigned.
Small Sprog and friend played on the Wii
I was so pleased to have Mother of Two Boys there, I felt less alone. She is a good friend and her presence relaxed me.
By 9 o clock I was exhausted! The older ones had been cleansed, toned and were tastefully made up, whilst Small Sprog was in overdrive due to tiredness! We sang 'happy birthday' and then cut the cake. By 9.15 I was trying to herd them into the car to take them home. It had been a wonderful 4 hours of fun, Tall Girl and I didn't want it to end.