what happens when seven eleven-year olds. . .

. . .have a sleep-over party in a swish bachelor pad?

at five thirty in the morning the party girl's dad looses it!

(I'm amazed he made it to five thirty, if truth be told - but as you know, he is a very decent chap) (apparently he'd tucked them all in at one o'clock - way too early I said, when I heard the full story - and turned off the lights. . .) (apparently the popcorn maker melted) (apparently the chocolate fountain exploded all over the kitchen area) (apparently he remembered to move his sculpture and glass works, as I'd suggested, but forgot to move Middle One's collection of Star Wars Lego models) (MO was NOT happy) (apparently the floor was ankle deep in sweetie wrappers and squashed grapes) (apparently pizzas and chinese turned up and disappeared into the stomachs of the girls so quickly, XCH didn't even realise the food had arrived) (apparently they played a game he'd never heard of - based on Russian Roulette in the Deer Hunter - called Beer Hunter, but played with cans of coke if it's an eleven-year old's party: apparently this game is played with a tray of cans, everybody save one person goes out of the room and the one left shakes one of the cans up really really hard, and the the rest all come back in and take it in turns to open the cans under their chins. . .) (apparently the reason XCH eventually lost it was because the girls decamped from the suave and sophisticated living room over looking the river and decided to leave the apartment and play hide and seek around all thirteen stories of the building at five o'clock in the morning)

rather him than I. . .

;-)

Smallest Person (whose birthday is not for quite a while, I have to add) had a very, very good time

:-D

XCH is an eXcellent father

:-)

16 comments:

Gordie said...

Respect for XCH for dealing with that one. He'll get the hang of it.

You must have great kids.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

. . .baptism by fire, methinks!

(knowing her as I do, I suspect SP became slightly over-excited some hours before commencements of frivolities and festivities)(The Teen and Middle One were banished to chez moi for the duration)

the poor eXhausted father then cooked roast dinner for the family at lunchtime, before hopping on a plane bound for NYC mid afternoon

Rimshot said...

yay for SPOVS' fun time!

Mel said...

Dangit.

<---wishin' I'da been invited ...LOL Sounds like it was a GREAT time!

I, still, ♥ the views said...

I think I'd have rather been a guest than the supervising grown-up!

:-)

(she's been asleep all day. . .)

Rimshot said...

how come just because one is a grown-up, one must be a supervisor rather than a reveler? some of my favorite moments have been in the company of screaming (with glee) children.

Mel said...

Uh oh.

Sooooooo......one must be IN the company of screaming kiddos to have childlike FUN?!

Rut roh.....NOW ya'll tell me that's the preferred method of operation........
That 'splains a whole lot. LOL




*shrugs*
Like that'd get me to conform......LOL NOT!!!

Mel said...

<---likes hide and seek.


And whoa boy....when that chocolate stuff went flyin'.....*chuckling*

:-D

dinahmow said...

Blimey! That reads like a re-write for one of those Hollywood "Parent Trap" movies! All kudos to the man for coping til 0530.
(Reading about was exhausting...I'm off to pour a restorative glass...)

Steg said...

Parenting rule #16 - "Never host a party for more kids than you can physically restrain with one arm while you telephone their parents."

I, still, ♥ the views said...

steg but see, I used to do the parenting while he sat on the sofa with a large G&T - he never read the manual. . .

;-)

dinahmow he texted me after the first guest arrived due to the unbelievable noise level and I said "open a bottle of wine" and he siad "a third?" ha ha ha


mel a lot of it landed on SP's spider plant - now dead - melted chocolate and plant leaves don't mix - and when I arrived to collect the POVS on Sunday afternoon there was still chocolate all up the walls of his very smart kitchen area. . .

shot that's not what I meant, I'd have been happy being a reveller if I didn't have to be responsible!

Gordie said...

I'm warming to XCH as this story unfolds. Sounds like he learnt his parenting skills from watching Roseanne.

Remember: "if the kids are still alive at the end of the day, I've done a good job."

I, still, ♥ the views said...

they were! he only barely. . .

I have always maintained that he is a very decent patient good man, a decent patient good parent

because he is, and I'm very very glad that my personal feelings don't cloud my view on those - probably more important in the long run - issues

Mel said...

<---- woulda killed the plant with or without chocolate

Well, probably without....LOL

Ah, but what giggles musta happened--and those, dearheart, are priceless!
Walls can be painted, yaknow.

mig bardsley said...

Oh my goodness! Mayhem and learning curves :) Deep ends :)
I am very impressed that it was the absence of the children that caused XCH to lose it rather than their presence!
And glad that Smallest person had fun :)

katherine. said...

laughing....they are only ELEVEN...wait til he has a house full of teenagers....

(wonder if they woke the neighbors....)