We had the deaf families over today for a lunch party. It was really fun to have some time to chat with my friends in a setting where it didn't matter if my kids were running around. I've been meaning to have them all over for a long time so it's good we got to do it. I'd like to do this more often, inviting over several families I love and just relax!
Some drama that overshadowed the day: G wanted to play with a toy and get me to fix it while I was making pizza for the party. He kept asking and we kept telling him it wasn't a good time. Then when I was done, I said yes, he could have the part, but P was fed up with is pestering by then. So P said "No" and G stormed off to his room and spent the whole party reading in his book. So T and E were sad they couldn't hang out with him.
M wasn't being careful and hit a child with the tireswing. That child cried until they threw up! Fortunately her mom got her to the tile and her dad cleaned it up so we were all in shock, but able to move on. I hadn't had much sleep so in my attempt to help I smashed into the gate and cut my hand. Go, fight, win!
Another little boy was running and hit his head on one of the chairs.
But mostly it was great and I felt more relaxed than I usually do at parties. It probably helped a lot that this was mostly adults. So I didn't really need to be keeping small children out of things or off the table except my own...
I need to ween L. It's hard to just say it's time, but it is time.