yesterday Rach and Steph and Katrina and all 8 kids came over to play. We went to wegerzyn gardens....it has a pretty cool childrens garden with a waterfall, and a stream, and a sandbox and lots of amazing plants. I ran into some other mom's I knew when Addie was a baby, and I ran into our old story time lady who was at the dayton library when we lived in Dayton. There were only about 3 kids who went to storytime and we were religious about it so we got to know her really well before she left and started driving the book mobile. Anyways that was a tangent....
It's great getting all the cousins together because they have a ball. They were running wild all evening outside. I'm glad they will have all these memories together. So anyways, about once a year I have Lena and Dane have an unaccompanied overnighter at my house. They are all still kinda young and they all want to sleep in the same bed. So I put them to bed but Dane was bouncing like mad and I kept having to fix his bed so he didn't fall down the crack by the wall. After they settled down, they all 3 wanted me to rub their feet, then their backs, then they wanted me to tell them stories. I was getting a tad on the tired side......I was like...Okay. Once thei r were three princesses, Brenda, Carla and Anastasia. (the 2 first ones kinda sound like factory workers). They lived in a huge castle that was made of glass. And there were no doors and no windows. They couldn't bounce a ball in their castle because it would shatter. Everyone in the whole village would watch them while they ate dinner, played, and took baths. They got sick of it and they decided they were going to smash their castle down and so they did. THE END. the story of a tired mind.
They finally fell asleep around 12:00 and I went to bed and read for a little bit. At 3 o clock I heard some voices. Nooooo!!! Then the voices kept getting louder and louder until they were shrieking and bouncing. I remember being at slumber parties as a child and at some point in the night a very angry parent would come storming in and start yelling threats that if we didn't stop we were all going home. I would always think in my mind "wow what's wrong with them??" So I became the crazy mom and I stormed in there and I caught Dane in the midst of a huge pillow fight. And I said "YOU GUYS ITS 3 in the morning you are going to wake up Eva if you don't sleep you all are going to be too tired to play in the morning and I'm going to have to take you home!!!!" then I stormed out.
I felt like the mean mom but that was the last sound I heard until 7 a.m.