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Have I ever mentioned that I have a small house? Yeah, I think I probably have and it probably came with a complaining tone. (I try not to complain, as I try hard to remember that there are a whole lot of people in the world that would love to have any kind of shelter, let alone a house.)
Anyway, I digress.
So, we have this small house. We also have this kiddo that had her birthday last week, and we decided to invite several families over to celebrate. Almost every family we invited is coming. And, well, you know — we’re Catholic homeschoolers. With just three kids, we’re the ones with the “cute, little” family. Most of our friends have several more children than we do.
And, it is this very reason that on Friday night, we are going to have approximately 60 people at our house. Sixty.
Of course, it could happen that some people won’t be able to make it at the last minute or the like, but even if 20 people don’t come, that’s still forty people in our house.
Wish us luck!
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I’m probably crazy, but I’m actually really looking forward to having that many people over. We may not have a big house, and it’s not going to be the fanciest party, but (barring any unforeseen circumstances) our home is going to be filled with our friends. That’s just about one of the most exciting things I can think of.
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Oh, wait. One thing might make it even more exciting. It will be even better if the weather doesn’t get too, too cold. I sure would love it if some of those 40+ kids could go outside. I love all those kids, but it definitely could help the possible decibel levels.
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Do you have any birthday party traditions at your house?
When the kids were little, we started having a pinata on their birthdays. I still remember Noah saying once (when we was around three years old), “A party just won’t do without a pinata.”
In order to keep up the tradition, we picked up a butterfly pinata for the party this week. We also managed to pack it so full that we couldn’t fit in anything else. Love it! (Now, if everyone can just see well enough to pick up all those candies.)
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While we cleaned up our disgusting looking garden (a couple of frosts killed it all), Eric had an idea that maybe Molly should skip ballet because our week was so crazy and we could work on party preparations. We had already had a busy day, and she quickly agreed that it was a good idea. I wasn’t particularly happy that he suggested it though, and was even less happy that she agreed.
It might be possible that I complained about it, and told her that if she liked ballet, she needed to be diligent about it. (We don’t normally miss it until we are out of town.) If she didn’t want to do it anymore, then we should stop taking the classes. She, of course, said she loved it and would go. I felt bad that I guilted her into it though, and kept giving her the option to change her mind.
Okay, so here’s the thing about it. Later on, I told Eric that I was already over 10,000 steps (according to my FitBit Ultra – which now costs a full $20 less than when I bought it last month!) and that I didn’t really want to do my second day of C25K. I did it two nights ago, just walked on the treadmill yesterday, and then was going to do it again tonight. Eric told me not to do it (especially since I needed to make cupcakes). I agreed – I would just make my cupcakes, write a blog post, and relax a little bit.
It was then that Molly began to tell me that she was glad that she went to ballet. She told me that she had been tired, and that it was always hard work. But, she smiled as she told me, she was always happy to have done it once she finished. Out of the mouths of babes, huh?
Instead of relaxing after people went to bed, I made two batches of cupcakes, did two loads of laundry, unloaded and loaded the dishwasher, and (even though I didn’t want to) my second day of C25K. I was glad when I was done. Molly was right. (And, thankfully, The White Stripes got me through my last two sections of running.)
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Good part about cleaning up the garden?
The backyard looks more acceptable for having guests over, plus we gathered up two big bowls of green tomatoes. (Fried green tomatoes, anyone? Though, I’m now making them with corn muffin mix instead of flour.)
Bad part about cleaning up the garden?
We found some rotting tomatoes that smelled so horribly. To make it even worse, Molly got some of those on her shoes and her pants. Blech! (This is even more ironic because Noah and I didn’t get any on us and we were working the hardest.)
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Do you ever fall asleep at the computer or with your computer on your lap?
I really wish I could answer no, but that would just be a lie. (And, it may very well happen soon.)