Due to the nearly devastating shutdown of Build-A-Bear Workshop at Tyson’s Corner, the close of First Grade had to be marked yesterday with a mani-pedi at Modern Nail Salon, a couple of new books and a purple sleeping bag for the…Slumber Party!
Yes, somehow I got talked into having 8 little ladies at our house on the last day of school. Flufferella took the lead with the decorations for her festivities.
The schedule was grueling.
7:00 pm Pizza and pink lemonade
7:30 pm Pictionary and freeze tag
8:00 pm Popcorn and a movie
9:20 pm Kinect
9:50 pm Cookies (homemade and fresh from the oven) and milk
10:00 pm Toothbrushing, bedtime story, frenzied whispering and giggling
10:30 pm Delicate snoring
6:00 am Running around and giggling
6:30 am Kinect
7:00 am Pancakes
7:30 am Fresh air
8:30 am Reluctant departure
The whole thing came off very well. All the parents assured me I was “very brave”, but honestly, the biggest problem with the event was how easily it all passed making it rather likely to happen again some time.