Tonight we are celebrating Luke's 10th birthday with five of his buddies. I have a total of 7 boys, including boy of my guys. As every parent dropped their loved one off, they wished me lots of luck. They joked about how they would never want this many kids in their house for a sleepover.
I have always thought that if you have one extra what are a few more. They kind of cancel each other out, don't they? They started out yelling out of excitement to just be around each other. Most of them have been friends since kindergarten and have been in class with each other more years than not. This is exactly what I hoped for, a group of boys that befriend my kids and grow up together. The other parents of course want the same thing for their kids. They are great parents and their kids are awesome!
To help prepare for the party Lucas wanted me to plan nothing, "I just want to play with my friends." Ok sounds good to me, although I know there needs to be some structure to the chaos that will ensue. I filled mason jars with all of Luke's favorite candies. This way they can guess how much is in each jar and the winner takes the whole jar home. Yes, I counted out each of the skittles, gummy bears, sour patch kids watermelon flavor, life savers, and Swedish Fish one by one. My amazing mother made a birthday cake that was DELICIOUS!
They have already had a Nerf war that has spanned three floors of the house. Happy Birthday has been sung and cake has been eaten. There is a lot of left over pizza, I always order too much. Hide and seek has been played and now some are reviewing the zillions of baseball cards that are in this house. This is the quietest they have been all night. I have already forewarned that time changes tonight. That was a total coincidence, l swear I had no idea.
The clock already reads 10:40 pm, but really it is still only 9:40. These kids play hard, so some are already getting tired. Some PJs are on and I have opened up the movie to get it ready. It is feeling like it will be an earlier bed time than I expected. But I wonder how early that means they will be up????
Sleep well boys!