Mama Diaries

Monday, May 23, 2016

Surprise Party

When you think of surprise parties, you think of some guest of honor arriving at a location and being unexpectedly greeted by friends and family. That's the way they should be. But the one that happened at my place was nothing like that.


I came home a couple of days ago and found my house decorated with balloons and other party paraphernalia. "What's going on here?" I asked my daughter who was busy with the preparations.


"We're having a party."


"We are?" Somehow I had missed that memo.


"Yeah," my daughter said. "It's my friend's birthday, and her house is under construction, so her mom asked if we could have the party at our house."


I looked around. "Obviously you said, 'Yes.' How many are we expecting?"


"Five. And it's a sleepover."


Guess that surprise was on me!


(In case you're wondering, the party was just fine. My daughter had it under control. All I had to do was supervise.)


  

32 comments:

  1. Still, would've been nice if you were in on the surprise.

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    1. Yes. I guess she had cleared it with her dad.

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  2. Those kids sure do keep you on your toes. You never know what to expect! Glad it turned out well.

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  3. Ah--but she should have asked. Good thing it turned out well. I know you would probably have said yes, but not nice to be taken for granted. Unless this is a common occurrence at your house. All families have different rules. :)

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    1. This isn't a common occurrence. She had cleared it with her dad. I just wasn't given the memo.

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    2. Sounds like it was Daddy who didn't follow the rules--ROFL! ;)

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  4. Kids aren't good at giving notice on things, are they?

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  5. I am glad it worked out... I wouldn't have been so nice... lol... seriously I need a little time to warm up to things like that... it's great that you are so easy going xox

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    1. I am pretty easy going. Unless I'm over-tired or sick, I pretty much don't get upset about things.

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  6. Wow, more than one person was surprised at the party plans. Your daughter should get credit for being good at organizing so you only had to supervise. I'm sure everyone had a good time. :)

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    1. She actually a pretty good party planner. Her last couple of birthday parties, she planned herself. I just had to get supplies and food.

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  7. Well, at least she's a good friend. Glad it wasn't hard on you.
    Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. She is a very good friend. And we have the room to host a party.

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  8. Yeah, a heads-up woulda been nice.

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    1. The dad got the heads up, but I would've liked one, too.

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  9. Hi, dear Sherry!

    That's a strange scenario. I think Dear Abby would say that it was rather presumptuous of your daughter's friend's mom to ask your daughter to host the party at your house w/o contacting you directly. Perhaps she assumed it was just a simple two girl sleepover, her daughter and yours, and that no decorating would be involved. Even so, she should have contacted you to make sure it was okay.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I was very surprised that the mother did not contact me directly. They do things a little differently around here - including showing up to parties when they're not invited. I've learned to plan for twice the amount of guests that are invited.

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  10. A great sense of fun your daughter has, and mum I guess was great at supervising. Wonderful write.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I don't know where all the helium balloons came from. She must've had some help with the planning.

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  11. :) Your house is so much fun - whether or not you want it :) You have a heart of gold, Sherry. It's a good thing you have a sense of humour :) Have a great 'no surprises' week.

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    1. Haha! It's hard not to have a surprise at my pad! ;-)

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  12. So nice of your daughter who have not only threw a surprise moment for her dear mother but has accepted her friend so much. The mother must have been surprisingly engrossed for that whole moment. Hehe

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    1. I hope the young lady's mother was pleased with our hosting abilities. ;-)

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  13. You have got to be the world's coolest Mom. I would have thought the other mother would have at least contacted you about holding the party at your house. Sounds like you're raising a very responsible daughter who can handle things in a pinch.

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    1. I would have thought that the other mom would have contacted me. I would not have presumed that it was okay to put that responsibility on another parent. But hey, it's okay. I just go with the flow. It's not worth my energy to get upset over it. Everyone had a good time.

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  14. Always the last to know now are you? lol

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    1. Yeah. I'm not sure how that happens. ;-)

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  15. So glad you rolled with the party. You are an inspiration for all moms :-)

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  16. That's quite a surprise, indeed! Glad you were able to go with the flow...

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  17. LOL. And that's what happens when they get older. =) Thankfully our weekly family planning meeting takes the surprise out of surprises like that most the time, but you have to be able to roll with the punches as a parent, eh?

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