Saturday, October 14, 2006

I knew I was right

to refuse to buy party poppers for last night's sleepover. So why did I weaken during my last minute shop for assorted unhealthy food items I asked myself as I surveyed the sheer horror that was the state of my house this morning.

I had actually tidied up a bit and at least the dinig room was looking half way towards respectable - but then about 11 they all emerged from a very jam packed living room where I think they had got to sleep about three hours previously. They all had breakfast and when I looked at the mess Part 2, I had to go out. I am now killing time at the gym waiting for a step class. I am not motivated enough to go in and do something on my own.

I asked H about ten minutes before her friends were due to arrive last night what she had planned for them all. It was then that it emerged she didn't actually have a clue. My offer to produce a quick game of pass the parcel was treated with the distain it deserved. What they DID do in the event was play god awful music very loud,and scream a lot at horror films. No doubt none of them will be able to sleep for at least a fortnight now for fear of 'Blair Witch Project' related nightmares,and my name will be mud amongst their various parents. At least the birthday season is now over for another 46 weeks in my household. There are some advantages to getting all their birthdays over with within a six week period, but one doesn't really appreciite that until the last one has just finished.

For the majority of last night I was banished to my bedroom which did at least mean I got to listen to the football on the radio. Well, we didn't win - obviously because we were playing at home- and we didn't score - obviously because we were playing at home ( 3 goals for in 7 games) - but we did n't lose and we did appear to have all the possession and all the chances; my son confirmed that when he got home from the match. It really is very strange because every home game we have played well (except typically the one when we were on tele) and the supporters keep applauding them off the pitch because the performances are so good, but we simply can not win a game at home.

Have I mentioned recently that I hate football?

10 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I think it's nice that your son also supports The Cobblers rather than Chelsea or Man U or Spurs. Sounds like the sleep over was loads of fun but why don't we adults have sleep overs? Why do kids always get the best stuff?

Gill said...

I have sleepovers with My friends and teh last tiem someone ended up sleeping in the coal cellar

JoeinVegas said...

13 x 13? And now you hate football?

Jim said...

I love football. It was crap 2 weeks ago though and not very good on Wednesday either.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Thank goodness...

Though I do much empathise, if Forest don't go up this season there will either be riots or apathy. It's hard sometimes to know which...

Reidski said...

Football is the best thing ever in the history of the world - Celtic win, Hearts drop points, the forces of darkness get beat AND Millwall win for the third game in succession. FOOTBALL IS GREAT!!!!!!

Kids parties, on the other hand, are pish!

Martin said...

I agree with Reidski. Alty's reserves draw at Oxford, Villa still unbeaten and Northwich threatened with expulsion.

Buy Ian Taylor some shooting boots, that might help.

Martin said...

The good news is R&D have sacked their manager (and Alty have drawn them in the FA Cup).

The Moy said...

I think most parents probably know that 'tis the season for good, scary movies (or even bad scary movies. Were you ever able to find NIGHT OF THE LEPUS?) Currently I'm rewatching a few good old ones, usually while my husband, who hates horror films because they truly scare him, is out of the room.

Hands down, the most frightening film I've ever seen is something called CANDYMAN, a fable about white guilt based on a Clive Barker story. It's the only movie within the past two decades that I've actually turned off because I was watching it alone late at night and it was creeping me out. I would NOT show that one to teenagers -- though I can't guarantee they'd react the way I did.

J.J said...

bwYP. had he not supported my team he would have been forced to sleep in a coal cellar, like Gill's mate.

Gill, coal cellar bit apart, thht sounds fun.

Joe, I hate it until we win again.

Jim, pleased for you mate!

Lisa, I will try very hard to be pleased that Calderwood is winning again for you!

Reidski, I told all the results to go in your favour as it is your birthday week.

Martin, did you see taylor's shocking miss last Friday on the tele? But we can forgive him anything on the grounds that he is the Greatest Bloke on Earth. And i am SO sorry about R&D's misfortunes - she lies. come on you Alty! Let us know when that match will be played.

The Moy, I get scared at Hammer Horror films so may need to give the Candyman a miss - though the Night of the Lepus is on my Must See list with a title like that!