February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
I nearly skrikked myself right out of my knickers when I read Sumanda’s blog http://blogs.parent24.com/Sumanda/final-count-down because I suddenly realised that next week is March! Not only that: but next week Tuesday is Jerry’s birthday – aaarrrggghhh!!!!! There are prezzies to buy, parties to plan, school eaties to plan/prepare, aftercare eaties to plan/prepare. Sheesh! There just aren’t enough hours in my day and days in my week!
And the worst is that for her party Jerry wants a sleepover with some of her girlfriends. Problem is that her best friend’s folks are split and so I need to first establish which weekend said best friend will be with her Mom so that I can design the invites around that weekend. Now it would help if the cell number the best friend was forced to learn actually worked but she keeps on telling Jerry that her Mom’s phone is flat – heaven help her if the school need to get hold of her in a panic!!!
I’ll simply write a note, in my best school book Afrikaans asking her politely which weekend her kidlet will be on this side of the world.
Question: seeing as these kids are in the eight to nine year old age group and it could quite likely be one of their first sleepovers do you think I should invite the parents for a pre-party cup of coffee before they drop their precious charges off in a stranger’s home? (Well ok, I’m only a stranger to 2 of the parents). I’d like to think that someone would do that for me so that I could check out the scene. Whadya think?
Anyhoo – let me panic off into the sunset.