Mimi had originally planned to have her birthday party in early December but graciously decided to postpone it when it conflicted with her sister’s birthday plans. Her plan was to have an ice skating party during break, but Mother Nature decided to laugh at and throw enough snow at Seattle to make sure we were all housebound. Showing true teenage angst, our girl declared that she no longer wanted a party as she didn’t even have enough friends to invite to one anyways. (Yet another thing Dr Spock didn’t cover). Still, I wasn’t terribly surprised when Mimi decided that she did want a party after all. I was a bit flabbergasted when she said she wanted it the next evening, but agreed to her idea anyways.
While Mimi was busy contacting her friends and making plans, I realized that I had already made dinner plans with some of my friends and wouldn’t be home to chaperone. When I mentioned this to Shaun he went into panic mode. (Discipline really isn’t his strong suit!) I reassured him that I wouldn’t be very late and he wouldn’t have to worry about the kids at all. Then I quietly put KT in charge.
When I pulled into the driveway an hour or two after the party started I was greeted by a gaggle of laughing teens. All those kids were just thrilled to see
the pizzas me. They had been having fun just hanging out with each other, chatting and listening to music. A few hours later, when the boys and some of the girls had been picked up, the after party started.
Mimi and two of her best girlfriends were having a sleepover. When I finally told them good night around 2:00 am, they begged me to make them cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I just laughed at them and told them that the chances were slim as the yeast takes a while to do it’s magic. I informed them that I had every intention of sleeping in and for them to not wake me up.
One of the girls just looked at me in astonishment. She told me that I was a mother, and that mothers always get up early. I couldn’t help but laugh at her
I wasn’t terribly surprised when I found myself wide awake long before anyone else in the house was. In fact, nobody woke up until the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls teased them out of bed.
Funny how that works….