January 30, 2012

Let's bowl!

Since the beginning of the year, we have had a birthday party for a three year old every weekend but one. And more are on the way. Most of the kids are from SB's preschool class. She was only there two weeks before her own birthday, so I did not include any of the kids from her class. Oops.

Thinking about all these birthday parties made me realize I never shared any pics from SB's. You may recall last year's successful painting party. I wasn't sure how I was going to top that. I decided it would be fun to have a bowling party.

What was I thinking?

To be fair, all the kids had a blast. And I think the parents did, too. But it was FAR more chaotic and stressful than I had considered. We had 10 two to five years olds. I had forgotten how much waiting around is involved with bowling. Kids that age don't like to wait. Or take turns.

There were some tantrums early on. But we managed to regroup. Thankfully, there was food to keep the kids busy in between turns. And I handed out the goodie bags early so they had something to play with. For most of them it was their first time bowling, and the parents really enjoyed watching them experience it.

Everyone had a great time. I just never had the opportunity to stand back and watch that happening. For me, it was exhausting. For SB, it was a great day celebrating her birthday with her friends. And that is what matters.

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