No time to chat today. I’m running like a crazy woman preparing for school parties. I’m helping with four parties today, leading one on Friday and leading one on Saturday as well.
We’ve got Rose’s school party (cut up a bag of apples and took in bulky items at 8:30 and the teacher’s present), Lilina’s school party (baked, wrapped present exchange and prepared teachers’ gifts), and then we have two Sunday School parties tonight (presents and food for those.)
In the interim I have to find Velcro tape that I can use on the school carpet to make Polar Express train tracks (school custodian won’t let me use electrical tape), magnets for the backs of the keepsake trains, jewels and glitter pens to decorate the trains.
Prepare more than 50 snowflakes to hang from the ceiling so the kids walk into a winter wonderland and then decorate his teacher’s classroom this afternoon.
I also have to figure out how to fix the photos I took of the kids for his teacher’s present and for the trains. I got too close to the kids heads and now they all look like giant heads. I already bought three copies each of 17 photos. Hmm…
I’m working with three moms tomorrow to run Walsh’s party — snack, crafts and games. Anyone for Polar Express bingo!
And just when it seems like it’s winding down, I’ve got cook two mains, an appetizer, a dessert, a punch and decorate a hall for our children’s liturgy party.
I’m happy to do it all. I want the kids to remember special parties at school, and I want to thank our church volunteers for helping! Walsh asked me last night if I was going to at his party. I told “Of course baby, I wouldn’t miss it for the world!”
All my buddies are in the same boat. You should hear Keith’s list – she’s got so much going on! Facebook is aflutter with moms swapping party game ideas and asking how do make that reindeer food again? (Big debate over whether it was safe to add glitter.)
As Rose’s teacher said this morning, “This is the time when teachers and moms kick it into high gear – party, party, party!” (She added it all goes away so fast. She has a high school student and is feeling a little sad that time has passed!)
Have you kicked into high gear? Are you sending in items and working on multiple parties at once? Why do YOU do it even when it makes you crazy? (My husband doesn’t understand why I bother to do it. I think that’s a guy thing or is it?)
P.S. I’ve got a really good topic for tomorrow with photos but I just have to find time to post it!!!