Lessons learnt

 Edit: Some of this post has been deleted.  Had a think about things overnight..

  1. Most men just don’t understand what goes into planning a party
  2. Party planning is like the proverbial Iceberg.  90% planning, 10% execution
  3. When they say they need a list of things to help with they don’t always mean it.  And that is so completely NOT the point.
  4. Don’t attempt to get a room painted in your house the same week you have a party.  You will be the one running around at the last minute buying the paint that was meant to be bought over the weekend
  5. Of the 3 children in my house it is always the boy that keeps the hair accessories and beads and bangles on for the longest.
  6. Ditto the handbag
  7. And my heels
  8. Potty training girls is not as easy as some Smug Moms say
  9. Especially not twin girls
  10. Do NOT buy little steps for potty training girls.  They consider them to be potties.
  11. Risotto takes for farking ever to make and NOT a mid-week meal.  Especially if one of us is running after aforementioned potty training twins
  12. Silent treatment is The Bomb
  13. Always be horribly late for work.  That way you are guaranteed to miss the fire evacuation and the walk down 13 flights of stairs
  14. And lastly:  screw the party budget.  I’m going BIG.

Disclaimer: I reserve the right to have a general little whine. No children were harmed during the writing of this post.

12 thoughts on “Lessons learnt”

  1. Eish…the stress of planning a party. You are right. The men just don’t get it. And I LOVE the silent treatment. It’s my favourite form of tantrum. When I am not PMSing. Sterkte.xx

  2. Sounds like Mommy’s over-achiever gland is working hard. The party will be worth it, you’ll see!

  3. ROFLMAO! I wish I could’ve seen your unedited version!
    I stress big time planning a party – planning & organising is really not my strong point. Neither is a houseful of kiddies. Potty training is bad enough on it’s own without also painting a room in the house, making risotto (what possessed you? Woolies has really good mac n cheese LOL) and planning a party!
    Yay for missing fire evacuation. I would’ve been pissed if I had to walk down 13 flights of stairs when I just got to work in a frazzled state.

    Good luck with the planning – the photos will be so worth the effort and the blown budget 🙂

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