Pass the valium

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
September 11, 2011 1:02am CST
In retrospect I probably shouldn't have let Naomi pick the snacks, which consisted of sugar, carbs, and more sugar. She's having a birthday sleepover with nine 11 and 12 year old girls. All the pinata chocolate strewed all over the house despite warnings about it being dangerous to the dog (I picked it all up). Wet towels all over the place. Naomi got gumballs as a gift, and passed them out. I just know I'm going to find gum in the carpet tomorrow morning despite handing out stern warnings about depositing the remains in the trash. The cats have already gotten out 3 times, despite putting them in the master bedroom with the door shut. And those girls are LOUD. Where's the valium?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Is the Valium for you or the girls?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
Oh now there's a thought!
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
its for dawnald and the girls!!! hahahahahaha!!!!
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@celticeagle (119215)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 11
Nine eleven and twelve year olds? I think you have to be a saint! That many kids in one space and no hazards or problems? Not possible. Be glad it isn't boys. Boys can be louder(my grandson found his sound sythesizer again recently)and can spread Legos to places I never thought possible.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
We had a party with 7 or 8 boys two years ago. They were throwing things down the stairs and heaven knows what all. No thanks!
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@celticeagle (119215)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 11
And they look at you like YOU are stupid if you question them on any of it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
or they just don't hear you at all
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Valium I think you may need something stronger than that. My kids are still little so I have some time before that stress. I bet they stayed up late too.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
I heard one of them say they only got 3 hours of sleep. And they had milk and cookies at 2 am...
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• United States
11 Sep 11
Wow what a night they had. I am sure they will be napping today. Cookies at 2 am sounds fun. Ahh to be young again
@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
cookies and milk at 2 in the morning is harmless... lol!
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 11
Hey there Dawny Wow your a brave woman in the first place let me just say haha. Just think that it is all over now, well for another year anyway haha. I did a party for my son's 8th birthday and invited 20 kids, most of which were boys of course and an hour and half of that was enough for me, thankfully I had the sense to hire a hall and didn't hold the party at my house haha. Get plenty of rest hun haha
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Sep 11
20 kids?????????????? I would lose the rest of my mind LOL.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
And then there was the time that both twins had a pool party here, and invited their entire class...
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@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Back when we had a roller rink in town, I combined my two kids' birthdays. I knew the manager and he let me bring in all my own birthday food. I had thirty kids skating. Maybe more. My son saw a kid outside that had just started at our school and asked if he could invite him and his brothers. Later on that kid was not always kind to my son, but my son always was kind to him. I am glad we had the chance to do that. I would have that kind of party again.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Sep 11
LOL oh those were the days..well I did my time and am grateful it's over. I heard people say boys are loud but having two girls I really doubt the boys could outdo them in a 'who is louder 'contest' All I can say is this too shall pass...and the years do go by so quickly even these memories need to be chreished..well maybe in hindsight ..Good luck, best wishes
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
maybe next year she'll just want to invite 2 friends to the movies...
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Maybe..don't count on it..Mine used to vary year to year. We did have a lot of parties.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Sep 11
I am very grateful to be done also.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
11 Sep 11
I remember slumber parties. It's been a long time ago. Guess they haven't changed much. Responsible adult(s) has to stay up. Someone must be wandering as I'm sure the cats didn't open the door on their own. Are they asleep yet? Doesn't it just make you want to have another kid or two?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
Honestly, didn't any of these girls learn from their parents to close doors? Sigh. No they're not, and no it doesn't. lol
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Dawn.....most parents today aren't like you. They don't teach the "basics" anymore. Most of them aren't even at home to have the time to spend in conversation with their kids. Everyone is running around doing their own thing. A lot of the kids are being short changed when it comes to parenting.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Sep 11
LOL. I don't have the patience for it anymore.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
11 Sep 11
And now this morning you are reaching for the strongest coffee you can find.. I am fortunate, when my girls had their slumber party, one was born in July, the other in August, so it was outside in tents where the girls stayed unless they needed the bathroom...I feel for you too, because if you have any girls like my one girl, they will stay up all night and who knows what they do during those long dark hours..lol
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
We could have done outside, but then they'd have been in and out all night, and there go my cats...
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• United States
11 Sep 11
Oh yeah, I forgot you mentioned the cats..If we had any animal, it would have been a dog, so no problem. Yet, my youngest daughter's last party, she may have had her cat, but she was spastic about her cat getting out, so she made sure the cat was always inside.
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@marguicha (100307)
• Chile
11 Sep 11
I´m sending you a cake with valium instead of baking soda. Just don´t leave it around.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
I'll put it way up high!
• United States
12 Sep 11
I could point out your first mistake, but I'm sure you've already realized what that was.... LOL!! Look on the bright side. Most of them get to go home in the morning. :o)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Sep 11
First mistake, having children?
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• United States
12 Sep 11
Haha!! That's what I was going to say.... Kidding! Kids are a blessing, but dang, if I don't know why my mom got so annoyed when I was a kid...I totally get it now. :o)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Sep 11
We were far more trouble as kids (me, two brothers and a sister) than my kids ever were, so I can't really complain.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Probably why I'm NOT a parent you know...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
Just wait, the boy's party is next...
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
11 Sep 11
I hope you've learned from this one...
@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
12 Sep 11
a boy's party... now that should be something dawnald! i'll wait for your thread about this one dawnald. i'm sure it'll be funny if not funnier than this one you just put up. cheers!!!
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@allknowing (68732)
• India
11 Sep 11
There is a world of a difference between today's kids and those of yester years. Today's kids do not want us around except to be at their beck and call. Full Stop. I dread the thought of having kids at my place. No. Thank you.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
I won't send any over then!
@allknowing (68732)
• India
12 Sep 11
From responses here I understand your kids are the most well behaved. They are indeed welcome dawnald!I adore kids but when they are around they should make me a part of their gang!
@allknowing (68732)
• India
12 Sep 11
2010 Xmas guests - Each year I have a party for kids
I have Xmas parties for kids managed by nuns each year! Last year there were 90 of them. I took them to a Beach Resort.
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
11 Sep 11
Dawny's vodka - better
Forget the valium Dawny. This work so much better, you know. Enjoy.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Even ear plugs can help. It won't tune out all the noise, just muffle it a bit
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
will be sleeping with ear plugs, for sure!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Dawny sounds good to me!
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
11 Sep 11
Yo, Dawn. C,mon, be patient and mercyfull. Have you already forgot you were doing same at that age? Later, (XY) years from now, Naomi will log in mylot site (or who knows what similar site will be then) and start a similar discussion. So, just enjoy, shade a tear remembering the time you were that age .. and don't forget to clean the mess
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
1. I was never that age 2. She's cleaning it :D
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
11 Sep 11
1. lol, but you were younger :-P Best educationalthing you should have done is to tape recorded all "show" (well, not quite all, just memorable parts) and include the mess left behind and then, over the years, keep playing to her just to remember the fun + the work after ..
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Funny. I remember those days.
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@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
11 Sep 11
I can't even image having 3 screaming 11-12 year old girls let a lone 9. Wow! You must be a brave individual. I sure hope you don't have gum in the carpet. What a nightmare that would be. Of course, I would make Naomi do it. But I know you would need to oversee the clean. It would be faster to do it yourself. But it would make her be more aware of the mess it caused. Best Wishes!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
I think the best approach would be to have her dad supervise that while I take Cary out shopping for his birthday party!
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• United States
12 Sep 11
I think you are absolutely right. Taking Cary shopping would be a lot less stressful for you. I might be wrong but I think supervising a boys party would be a lot less stressful then scream girls. I've always been laid back and quiet so I never had a party with screaming friends. I bet my mom was happy about that. Best Wishes!
@BarBaraPrz (20534)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Sep 11
Happy Birthday, Naomi.
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@BarBaraPrz (20534)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Sep 11
Well, Happy Birthday to him, too.
• China
11 Sep 11
How lively it was! Children had a jolly time at that point ,obviously what you said about depositing the remains in the trash made practically no impression on them.They are children after all.I think that kind of atmosphere affected you more or less.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
Eh, after a while I have to get away from the noise for a bit, but it was OK...
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• China
12 Sep 11
Most of the time,you surely lead a quiet life. However children spent an unforgettable night there.
@much2say (40050)
• United States
13 Sep 11
Wow - you braved a tween sleepover party!! I guess with a party, things don't always go as planned no matter how many warnings (can't necessarily control the guests). I had a friend who had a party for their daughter . . . she actually had an extra room in the house where she can contain all the girls during the party - there was even a bathroom there, so there was no reason that anyone had to leave the room. Well, we are talking 4-6 year olds here . . . can't do that 11-12 year olds!!! Valium, ha ha . . . should have put them in the pinata - ha ha!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Sep 11
party room - note to self for future...
• United States
11 Sep 11
Oh my, my house was the hang out place for sleep overs. On the one hand I liked that my kids held them at my home as this way I did not have to worry that they were sleeping over elsewhere. But the mess, gosh I did not know about Valium then and Whoa I could have used it too. The good thing is that it is for one night but the bad thing is that they have so much fun they want to do it again.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
I hope they want to do it somewhere else!!!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Sep 11
LOL. I know what you mean. They will all be bouncing off of the walls. Glad I got mine raised LOL.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
Oy, at 2 in the morning the decided to have milk and cookies. I think they got 2 or 3 hours of sleep...
@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Are you nuts? Not yet but you are getting there, right? I think you use WD 40 to remove gum from the carpet, but I am not positive. I know a product that used to be on the market that did the trick, but you had to get it from someone in direct sales, not sure if it exists any more. Let us know if you survive, or better yet, send up a flare and the Cavalry will come to the rescue. Remember, you are not allowed to maim or dismember other people's children. Too bad putting duct tape on their mouths would not make them quiet.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 11
No gum in the carpet - not that we've found anyway...
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@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
11 Sep 11
Well that is one saving grace. Maybe you can get a nap after Cary has his party.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Sep 11
Nope, had to do the laundry, no nap. But I did get to sleep 1/2 hour early.