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DS1 is 14 at the end of the week, ideas needed please .

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Sparklingbrook Sun 23-Jun-13 10:08:33

He has already had his Birthday present. A laptop which cost a bit more than I would have liked but it's done now.

DH says no more spending but he would say that. But DS1 has nothing to open on the day. sad
What small things could I get to wrap?

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 18:56:37

Yes Lance, I can't believe he's been there a whole year after all that stressing.
The friends thing was the major concern at the old school, I am so glad it's worked out. They are having a great time-makes me feel a bit teary.

10 12 year olds Tilly? Blimey that's hard core. shock

Lancelottie Sat 29-Jun-13 18:27:53

Sparkling, I remember your angst about him changing schools (our DS had done the same a little while earlier). Glad it's all worked out so well for him. DS's current friends are by far the biggest benefit of his school move, and it sounds like your DS's are too.

bigTillyMint Sat 29-Jun-13 17:44:08

Just dropped DS at a similar do - they are in the garden ensconsed in the birthday tent - 10 x 12yo boys. Gulp!

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 16:19:49

Yes, you don't want to send one home broken do you? They seem like a lovely bunch. I have only met two of the five before.

Such a shame they don't live down the road.

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Jun-13 16:17:39

Yes I envy those relaxed mums too. I am relaxed in most ways but not when it comes to entertaining other people's children. Oh the responsibility. At least your DS is an age he can entertain them himself.

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 16:15:01

Yes Bowlers not too long til wine. We have pizza ordering to do yet so that should be complicated.

I just imagine most Mums taking all this in their stride and not stressing like I do.

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Jun-13 16:12:36

Only 4 hours to go.........then you can bask in how successful it's been smile.

My DS's were at a school 9 miles away when they were little - some of their friends were up to 12 miles the other side if school which meant if they went to play at the weekend/in the holidays sometimes it would be an 80 mile trip for me if I dropped them there, came home, picked them up, came home. (now their school is even further away but they are old enough to get themselves around by train).

monikar Sat 29-Jun-13 15:51:01

It sounds like they are having a great time. They will have lots more 'in-jokes' from today and will talk about it for ages to come.

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 15:44:19

About 8pm. DH is dropping them all back. DS1 goes to school 12 miles away so they are from all over the place.

It's nice to have them here, he changed schools and the fact that a year on this is happening for his Birthday is great.

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Jun-13 15:41:02

What time are they going home?

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 15:35:50

Can't relax though. They are back from the fields and it's Nerf Wars again. hmm

monikar Sat 29-Jun-13 15:33:12

Pleased it's going well. smile

Your poor cat.

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 14:02:54


All going well, I think. Except DS1 has hurt his foot and is being a bit of a drama queen. hmm He came and moaned about it to me and I had to shove him back in the living room.

Nerf battles have been fought.

Food is being consumed and they are now on the Haribo and PS3.

I think they are going over the fields at some point.

Sparkling Cat is horrified by the whole thing. sad

monikar Sat 29-Jun-13 13:23:03

I usually hide upstairs and leave the kids to have the TV downstairs. The thing is though that they get louder and louder as time goes on! It shows they are having a good time though.

Have they started on the food yet? grin

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Jun-13 13:18:00

How's it going Sparkling?

Keep thinking of the nice reward of a large glass of wine when they've all gone home grin

I am luxuriating in the fact that all our birthdays are over in the first half of the year, so I don't have to worry now until February. Yay.

bigTillyMint Sat 29-Jun-13 13:12:52

But it's sunny! Can't you do some gardening?!

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 12:10:21

I am in the bedroom watching TV. It's going to be a long day i think....

bigTillyMint Sat 29-Jun-13 12:09:32

Hope you're hiding, Sparklingwink

chocoluvva Sat 29-Jun-13 10:30:07

Aww - they'll have a lovely time.

You personally are not required to provide entertainment or cordon bleu fare!

They'll be pleased to have a get-together for the 'banter' etc!

Have you got some wine in for later (for you!)

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Jun-13 10:07:02


monikar Sat 29-Jun-13 09:33:07

And to make a start on those snacks!

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Jun-13 22:38:28

11am monikar To watch the Rugby I think.

monikar Fri 28-Jun-13 22:33:07

I'm sure they will all have a great time. What time are they all arriving?

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Jun-13 20:38:55

grin Oh my, this is really happening. His friends are texting to confirm times etc.

monikar Fri 28-Jun-13 13:34:45

Thanks - stand well back!

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