I don’t know about you but we invited a few friends round to our place and had a party for New Year. The 16 adults would have been enough of a mess but the 10 kids aged between 2-6 really made sure the place was a mad-house from eight until after midnight. We provided venue, booze, music and fireworks and they brought food. Trouble is that every couple brought enough food for 16, so we ended up with food for 128 including live curry-cooking demonstrations! It was all delicious though soi there wasn’t too much left at 05:00.
The sight of five over-excited boys playing pirates with hard plastic swords inches from my brand new LCD TV screen did turn me into Mr Party-Pooper for an hour or so but I eventually managed to take the swords away without mass hysteria breaking out and then relax. As the hours went by the kids got tired and emotional and switched from running around like lunatics to watching Johnny Depp’s Chocolate Factory and leaving a few kilos of breadcrumbs in our bed!
They made it through to midnight spurred on by the anticipation of my pyrotechnic display but crashed pretty soon afterwards.
There’s something very nice about sleeping children! Problem is they don’t stay that way for long. After finally getting to bed at dawn, Zosia was waking me up again at 09:00 this morning. Late for her but way too early for me! So, today is going to be a slow one, hopefully involving a nice hot bath to bring life back to my legs and feet and a family film cuddled up on the sofa, Narnia Prince Caspian I think. Assuming I can find the damned thing in this rearranged tip of an apartment. :)
How was your New Year celebration?