Monday, June 22, 2009

Freakin Out!!!

Ahhhh... I need to be talked off the roof. I have this insane urge to hurl myself off of it. Granted, I live in a 1 storey rancher and I would probably only break the shrubbery when I landed, but none the less, the thought exists.

I am in full out Birthday Party Panic Mode. Little J's party is on Sunday. We're having his party at our house. Crazy I know! This is the first year we are inviting his classmates, so I have strangers to impress. We usually have a friends/family BBQ in the huge backyard, BBQ, rent a big-ass bouncy castle and let the kids have at er.
We have been rained out 3 out of 4 years and it looks like this year will be no different. One would think I've learned my lesson but I remain stupidly optimistic that 'this year' will be better. 2 years ago it rained so hard it flooded. Sunny the day before, sunny the day after, monsoon the day of. I can't catch a break.

It hasn't rained in 6 bloody weeks but the forecast calls for rain this weekend. FUCK ME UP THE GOAT ASS!!!!!!!!

I have scheduled his party on almost every weekend throughout the month of June over the last 5 years and have been screwed over. Every weekend so far this year in June has been fabulous.

I went completely overboard on inviting folks. Confirmed guests at the moment stands at 10 kids/21 adults and potentially 15 kids/30 adults. I can't fit 31 to 45 people IN my house! It's a small rancher, I'll have to stack them up in the hallways. All the games/activities are for OUTSIDE. There's not enough seating. People will be bored and the party will suck and no one will ever come to a party for Little J again. And don't even get me started on the whole RSVP thing.....really how hard is it to pick up the phone and say "Yes thank you we'll be there" or "No sorry we can't make it". Arrgggg!


I spent the last 3 weekends getting the yard ready, working on the landscaping, power washing the deck, making pretty. I want it to look great! I don't want people to think we're trash. Well, we are kinda, but we're closet trash :)

I have no idea when I'm going to get to the house cleaning. With the 2 and 4 legged creatures in this house messing stuff up faster than I can clean it, I'll be cleaning at 3am Sat morning. My work schedule sucks ass this week. I still have to do the food shopping, decorations, balloons, pinata, goody bags, supplies etc.

Why did I think this was a good idea?

Next year we're going bowling.


I now return you to your regularily scheduled programming. Carry on. :)


  1. One word, McDonalds. McDonalds is the best place to have a party ever, and it is the cheapest place I've ever done it. I know that doesn't help for this year, but keep it in mind for next time.

  2. umm, yea good luck with that. We haven't gotten to the whole bday blowouts yet. And I'm thinking we might not if it causes this much stress. Can I just buy my kids "love" when it comes to a party?? whatever I would have spent on a party I'll just let him have it.... Instead of having to go though this.

  3. Tent?

    PS We are having the same day. I devoted today's post to Why can't people RSVP?? LOL

  4. Did you just say FUCK ME UP THE GOAT ASS!!!!!!!! ????

    That makes me giggle.

    Anyhow, I hope it doesn't rain. If so, I agree with your first commenter: McDonalds is always an option. I had my birthday parties at McDonalds and LOVED it.

  5. We're having a party here this Saturday, too. Right now they're forecasting partly cloudy, so I'm optimistic that it will be okay. Our house is so not big enough for 50 people including kids.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  6. This is exactly the sort of panic I experience each year as well. Good Luck!

  7. Now I am worried about those bushes. Should I come and get them for the day. Just in case?

    lol. Just teasing you. This soon should pass. You are so funny.

  8. eewww... that sucks my friend. you can make it ... you're a mom.

    i can so relate on the heat... i can't stand the heat here. (florida)

  9. I am having a birthday party this weekend too but not any where near as big as yours. I hope the rain stays away and you get everything done.

  10. Thanks for the votes of confindence that I can pull this off.

    Seriously, bowling next year.

  11. Oh the birthday party panic...I know it..and hate it too!!! I'll be praying it doesn't rain on you.