Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Table decor to set the stage...
A star shaped cake that I providently created...
Flip flops and the buckets that started it all...
Beautiful friend "chalking" her likeness...


First off, I think we can all agree that my house is probably made of Kryptonite. Else how could my Super intentions be weakened and annihilated on such a consistent basis? No other explanation. Kryptonite house.

And I'm sorry this post is so late, but I couldn't find my eyebrows. I ended up using my sense of touch and just filled them in where they would normally be, but with so little guidance, let's just say it's a blessing this blog isn't HD.

So anyway, I gave birth to a happy, healthy PATRIOTIC PARTY last night. Thirty seven minutes into it, I sat in the cool of my kitchen and shot off a cocky email to my sister telling her how "WONDERFUL it is when the girls are old enough to entertain themselves..." then SCREAM, SPLASH, SHRIEK, SLAM!

'Twas the sound of my pride going before the fall.

The whole gaggle of sopping wet divas came crashing in, determined to compress all four hours of planned activities into one, spurred on by Miss GREEDY GUTS Birthday Princess, who was more anxious than an irritable bowel to explode in a flurry of activity that would culminate in the HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PRESENT OPENING, with the preceding activities just being the mode of transportation in which to arrive.

Now I know how crestfallen you all must be that you weren't there for the minutia. But dry those eyes and put your paws together in a happy clap, peeps, cuz I'm gonna gloss over a few topics of discussion! It'll be just like we were looking at the same moon!

Um, okay, so did you know that there is, like, this girl in their class that like, TOTALLY thinks she's like a TOMBOY? But like, she like, TOTALLY brings make-up and stuff to school, like a girly-girl, but then, like, she thinks that she has like, the right to call herself a Tomboy just because, get this, like, she picks up spiders! I know! Like that makes you a Tomboy! (outrage and disgusted eye rolling)

So then, like, oh my gosh! The song, "California Girls" is like, TOTALLY THE BEST SONG EVERRR! But it's kind of like, gross and stuff, like that part about bikini tops and Daisy Dukes and stuff, but like, oh my gosh! They totally LUUUUUV that song!

And then, like, this boy they all know, always like, acts, like he like-likes one of the girls, but then, he like, says he only likes her, not like-likes her. But that's OK, cuz she wants to like, keep her options open, like, cuz she's not ready to settle down with anyone yet, you know?

The rest of the party in a Dr. Seuss nutshell~

~They swam, they chalked, they valley girl talked.
They roasted, they toasted, they continually boasted.

Throw in six bags of gummy worms, licorice, circus peanuts and animal cookies, add to that three more bags of Cheetos, Doritos and Lays, plus watermelon, s'mores, birthday cake and snow cones and you have what I like to call "14 untouched hamburgers thrown in the garbage can."

And there you have it. The end.




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13 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds like my kind of party. Why eat hamburgers when there's circus peanuts? You have to be glad you get to experience like, girl parties, like, first hand. Have you apologized to your mom yet? Mimi

T said...

I would have counted all the "likes" but they just started to roll off of me the same way they do on facebook...

Loved the Seussian sum-up BUT the best of all... "more anxious than an irritable bowel" - thanks for a good laugh!!!

Kara Elmore said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! CAN YOU HEAR MY LAUGHTER????? 1) because you had a 4 hour party. 2) because there were 14 girls (don't you remember my advice of saying "sorry kids - we've moved too many times - you don't have any more friends"? 3) because you ACTUALLY expected them to entertain themselves ... because in YOUR words "it's like, so, like TOTALLY great to be at this, like stage in life when, like your youngest is OLD enough, to like entertain HERSELF and the other gaggles at the party!!!" and last but not least 4) my laughter is LOUD because you ACTUALLY wrote a real life dr. seuss thingy and it's COMPLETELY wonderful ... and I usually HATE/LOATHE/DETEST dr. seuss. So you WIN because I LOVE your dr. seuss version.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Love the birthday party sounds like a blast...wish I were there... Hmmmm cough cough!

Lisa... my first thoughts were WHAT A 4 HOUR PARTY, how generous and CRAZY she must be!
Okay, never let that happen again, agree with Kera.
Happy Birthday to the 10 year old Princess... dear mother it's only going to get better...I will for sure stay tuned!

Erica Borrowman said...

So, like, funny! Hope the party was fun for the girlies and that you can breathe again. I hate birthday parties. I'm the birthday scrooge, you know. Except on my birthday...MY birthday should be a national holiday or something. Hope you're good...haven't read your blog in a while so please forgive. And I LOVE Dr. Seuss! LOVE HIM. You are very Suess-like. I think that's why I love you. Well, that's one reason. :)

reasonably chubby said...

Hahaha! I love "greedy guts birthday princess"! Hilarious! I'm using that line tonight. I don't know how yet, but trust me I will find a way, cause I'm greedy like that myself. The 'provident' cake was glorious--I hope you made it whilst wearing your denim jumper and sister-wife hair bun.

Garden of Egan said...

It sounds like you were truly the best party planner ever. I was a little disappointed that I didn't see a chalk outline of you.

Hopefully the irritable bowel settled itself down and it ended up being the best ever.

annie said...

this is why I don't do parties for my kids!

Krista said...

We survived. We are survivors. No more birthday party obligations again until they're 16. Doesn't it give you a sense of pride knowing it was OUR era that changed the English language as we once knew it? Like, totally, dude!

Holly said...

I am SO SURE!!! Like did you know that was gonna' happen cuz I'm totally SURE they did!! Oh and GAG me with a spoon on the TOMBOY BIT...

YEP!! DUDE! You TOTALLY LIKE ASKED for it GF!!

AND I think this TOTALLY needed a visual aid or 2 for our viewing pleasure... although your words DO PAINT QUITE the PICTURE!! LOL!! ((HUGS))

Holly said...

PS: The VISUAL AIDS of the CHAOS part, that is!! ;p

Anonymous said...

Like, you are the best mom ever! Cuz, like, I can totally see you chillin' inside and like drinkin' some, like, Dr. Pepper and like tryin' to relax while they are, like, playing and talking. And I, like, totally went to the temple that night, cuz I'm, like totally spirichal and stuff and like told my boys that if there was, like, an emergency or something that they should like totally head over to Lisa's cuz she was having like a WAY COOL party and stuff. And ya....

So glad you survived!!! Anony :)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

OMGosh... (seriously laughing out loud) That was awesome.

And I'm never throwing my kids another birthday party. :D