Best thing ever... if only I had superhero tampons. Especially today. odditycollector tells it like it should be.
Sort of a weird up and down day for me, colored by back pain and various frustrations and worries and semi-private freakouts but then nice that I finished a work thing even if a small one, and it was kind of a convivial day so I felt strangely better about things, though still a little out of my depth... and then Moomin's party was fabulous even though it was only 3 kids. My feelings about that size being right for him having fun was pretty much right. It was as much as I could handle, personally. They all played and it still felt birthdayish and special. The flying bird was a hit. We shot at it with foam arrows. Rook and Moomin had made an ice age and a rain forest setting. I threw together two treasure maps. Dragonboy's dad hung out for a bit and made the most excellent woolly mammoth and sabre-toothed tiger noises. The test tubes were a huge hit. They mixed 3 kinds of juice, sugar, crushed strawberries, chocolate syrup, and coke. Presents. Cake. Playing with legos and the catapult and some godzilla monsters. They watched episode 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Swords. Moments of naked dancing about and waving around of naughty bits and declarations of giggly rudeness. (At which we rolled our eyes and sighed and acted like grownups and told them to get dressed... and then I ran out of the room and cracked up laughing where I couldn't be seen.) More playing.. pjs, some whining, the porcupine poem from Dirty Beasts read aloud. I think they're all asleep now.