Teacher Professor

March 7, 2010

Birthday by the Numbers

Filed under: Home Things — Teacher Professor @ 10:26 am

Best described with statistics- Number of:

  • Little girls- 8
  • People in the house- 11 (Me, James and Ray)
  • T-shirts made with fabric paint- 9
  • “Real” shirts ruined from spilled fabric paint- 1 (Elizabeth’s sparkly party shirt- oh well…)
  • Times the neighborhood boys “Ding Dong Ditched” the girls (they ring the bell, run away, much giggling, pressing of noses to the windows, and shrieking “Go away!”)- 3
  • Pizzas eaten- 5 1/2
  • Bags of popcorn eaten- 5 1/2
  • Bags of popcorn spilled- 1 1/2
  • Sprites drank- 14
  • Sprites spilled- 3
  • Candles on the cake- 9
  • Number of girls who fought over the one pink icing rose on the cake- 5
  • Movies watched- 3/4 of Matilda, 1/8 of Wizard of Oz, all of Ghostbusters 2 in the “boys” room
  • Girls who cried because her feelings got hurt- 3 (Elizabeth was one of these)
  • Times a girl moved her sleeping bag to another place next to another friend- 17
  • Areas that had people sleeping- 5 (three bedrooms, the living room and the hallway)
  • Girls who put themselves to bed- 3 (Elizabeth was one of these)
  • Times I got out of bed to yell “Settle down”- 4
  • Illicit chess games I broke up when my son snuck out of the boys’ room to play with the girls- 1
  • Good night hugs I gave- 14
  • Hours slept- 7ish
  • Pancakes made- 63 (they may be little, but they eat like soldiers)
  • Syrup bottles emptied- 2 1/2
  • Stuffed animals brought for sleeping purposes- 23 (or so)
  • Stuffed animals found when cleaning up after girls have left- 7
  • Loose random socks found in the couch- 5
  • Tired, happy, over-the-top, overly stimulated birthday girl- 1
  • Mommy who will NEVER DO THIS AGAIN (until next year, at least)- 1

Overall experience- Priceless…


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