I survived a teenage party!
I survived a teenage party!
Danial had a 16th birthday party yesterday which I think he really enjoyed and was for me quite low key in preparation. I used to dread arranging parties for the children when they were small. Although I very much wanted them to have a party, the thought of organising and preparing for it on top of everything else I had to do was daunting! As a working mum I had to take some short cuts, bought cakes rather than baked them myself, sometimes had the parties at restaurants but always felt a bit guilty. However the guilt is just part of being a working mum, in my experience.
This time around I had to do very little apart from fund it. Danial sent the invitations by SMS. We ordered in pizza and I ordered a birthday cake from a shop. Apart from buying some soft drinks and snacks there was little to do. Danial organised the rooms, lighting and music himself. Hannah and I went out for dinner and then came back and hid in our rooms, so that we didn’t get in the way!
By midnight it was all over except for the small group who were sleeping over! Brilliant, nothing seems to be broken and the mess is not too bad. I came to work this morning, leaving the boys sleeping amid pizza boxes and so on. I'm one happy mum!
Alex, as always I enjoyed your witty blog. Here's a small suggestion;
"In my youth I used to ramble in a forest picking up mushrums, berries or without a purpose"
"In my youth, I used to ramble in the forest sometimes picking berries and mushrooms and sometimes aimlessly."
Alex you mentioned in passing, the one-time popularity of Brazilian soaps in Russia. It's funny, but this morning I was discussing a similiar subject with Hannah. There are lots of foreign soaps that are shown on TV here and in general they are very popular. The most popular seem to be those from South America and we were discussing the reasons for this. It seems odd as the lifestyles and culture portrayed in these soaps are so different from the local culture but we decided that that must be the reason itself. What do you think?
Lexis and patterns from today;
to be low-key ( something is quiet and not too demanding)
to dread doing something ( to be very anxious about something that is going to happen)
something is daunting ( to be slightly worried about your ability to do something)
to fund something ( to provide the money to apay for something)
aimlessly (without any clear purpose)
to mention something in passing ( it is said while talking about something else, it isn't the main subject of the conversation)
the one-time popularity of something ( something was popular at one specific time)
to portray something ( to represent it)
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