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Any ideas for guest's birthday tomorrow?

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mumblechum Tue 09-Nov-10 11:53:04

We have a Spanish exchange student staying for a week. He'll be 15 tomorrow, so I'm thinking of getting his best friend Jesus and Jesus's host (that sounds weird, I know) round for tapas, birthday cake and Black Ops.

Will that be ok, or should I send them out for ameal together?

thisisyesterday Tue 09-Nov-10 12:04:25

isn't black ops an 18?

i don't think i would let them play that without knowing that his parents are ok with it. you may not mind, but others would

aside from that i think it's a lovely idea!

mumblechum Tue 09-Nov-10 12:12:17

TBH I think most, if not all, of ds's friends have or are getting Black Ops, and ouir guest has Modern Warfare 2 etc. Not really bothered about that.

inthesticks Tue 09-Nov-10 14:54:59

There can't be many 15 year olds on the planet who aren't getting Black Ops today. It sounds like a great idea, although I might have gone for British junk food? I'd get loads of crisps, snacks and cola in as well.

mumblechum Tue 09-Nov-10 17:32:22

Thanks Inthesticks, will add British junk food to shop0ping list! Was just thinking of tapas because 2 of them are Spanish and our lad doesn't seem mad on my cooking blush

mumblechum Thu 11-Nov-10 12:07:19

I don't know why I bothered. Bought our Spanish student an Xbox game - he didn't say thank you.

Did a really nice, huge spread of tapas, pizzas, chicken wings etc etc, plus big choc birthday cake with candles, even learned how to sing Happy Birthday To You in Spanish, hosted 7 boys, not ONE of them said thank you except for my ds.

I moaned to dh about the lack of manners and he was no use, he asked whether I did all that for X's benefit or mine.

Well, good question, actually, but still. hmm

inthesticks Thu 11-Nov-10 15:27:01

How thoughtless of them, I am [shocked].
You must be a bit put out after going to so much trouble.
Was your DS aware that none of them thanked you?

sunnydelight Mon 15-Nov-10 05:28:55

Ungrateful little so and so! I'd be mortified if any of my kids behaved like that. Spanish boys can be seriously indulged at home though - not that that's an excuse. I used to find family accommodation for language students in London and got lots of grumbles about Spanish and Italian boys expecting to be waited on hand and foot.

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