Thursday, October 16, 2008
Countdown to Tomorrow
Brian turns 11 this Saturday and the invites have been sent (above picture). A few of his friends are celebrating his birthday with him after school tomorrow, they'll have bowling followed by a sleepover. I was spared the need to organise activities for them after bowling cos tomorrow night is also Trick or Treat night at Pokrovsky Hills, a secured gated development of townhouses linked to school. Every kid in school wants to live in PH, when you're in there, it doesn't feel like you're in Moscow at all. My Japanese friend's kid wakes up at 820 to rush off to school by 830! But it's also terribly expensive to rent, we didn't even consider it an option.
Anyway, I received this email from Brian's friend's dad, "First of all, Eric would love to go to Brian's Birthday party. Pokrovsky Hills has officially announced yesterday that they will be holding Halloween Trick or Treat night on the 17th from 5 PM 'til 9 PM. I know that you've probably made reservations for the bowling and we aren't asking you to change your plans, but we were hoping that you could find a way to include the Halloween evening in your Birthday plans. I think the boys are really looking forward to this night, especially since we are one of the two families hosting the Haunted House. Maybe we could arrange a special VIP entrance to the house or something?"
I immediately thought YES! and PHEW! when I got this email; Yahoo! No need to plan for games/activities; 11-year olds are so judgmental, they are probably gonna find my games lame. So it'll be bowling; then head for PH for Trick or Treat and Haunted House, then get back home for cake and supper; and the kids can watch a late night movie then sleep, though I was warned by that dad, "WARNING... I have yet to see any "SLEEPING" done at a sleep-over!!!!"
Wish me luck!