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Around 11 o'clock,  yesterday morning, our 7 year old decided it was a perfect day to throw a party.  For the next 5 hours he was totally engrossed in the role of event planner.

Decorating was the first order of business.  He hunted down all the balloons in the house.  Surprisingly,  there were about 20.   He blew them all up, with the exception of three  that he filled with water.  Kitty didn't think it was very funny.  The rest were carefully placed around the house.  Looks good!

Then there was the menu to think about.  It only took a minute for him to ask me if I would make an antipasto tray.  It's a favorite.  Unfortunately,  we didn't have all the ingredients,  the car is in the shop,  so a trip to the store wasn't possible.  As a guy who obviously thinks on his feet,  he said olives in little bowls would be a hit.

On to the activities.   By this time,  I had to ask,  "Who is coming to this party?"

"Well,  you are going to be there, right Mom?"

Of course.

"The activities are the most important part, "  he said.   For the next hour he was very busy...cutting, writing, humming, taping, humming, gluing, starting over, humming, and taping.   He made ballots and a ballot box.  He found a giant rainbow clown wig (yes, we have stuff like this.)   The first activity was to vote for who would have to wear the embarrassing wig for the entire party.

Activity 2 was a drawing for a back massage.  Cool. 

The next activity was a "Robot Dance Contest."  This required listening to lots of music online for just the perfect song.  By this time he had called Mr. Lilt and his brothers to invite them to his big blow out.  They all graciously accepted.  Whew.   Anyway,  he chose Herbie Hancock's  "Rockit"  for the competition.   He wrote down the title and sealed it in an envelop.

The 4th activity was a no-brainer...magic show.   The dude loves magic.  He has been pulling tricks on us since he could crawl.  Houdini had nothing on this toddler, as he worked those child-proof locks.   The boy went through all his magic tricks and put together a pretty good act.  I got to see the "Hey Mom,  hey Mom,  hey Mom"   dress rehearsal.

The guests were on their way home.  The only thing left to do was get dressed.   He hunted down his favorite rock&roll shirt,  the one that looks like Joe Perry.  He attached some kind of chain to his pants,  slicked his hair down with who-knows-what,  saturated his entire 61lb. body with cologne,  and put on his Al Capone hat. 

"LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! "  he shouted,  as he did some cartwheels across the floor.

....to be continued....

Lilt Lilt 46-50 61 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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bat wings...check<br />
hula skirts...nope

Ha! Listen AceBabe, no serious party planner would ever stick around for clean-up! They have "people" that take care of that part : )

wow, pretty creative kid! :D let me geuss, he suddenly "had to go do homework" when the cleaning up part came around? ;D

Thanks for dropping into the party, Roarke.<br />
Are you a party planner too?

I am glad to see you are member of this group too, A-Mom.<br />
The kids grow up so fast. They are going to make you crazy, that's a given. But you have to enjoy those moments when they rock your world.

That is precious!

He's a spirited one, that's for sure! <br />
I'm glad you dropped by too, Fish.

Thank you, redwings. He brings a lot of joy to this family.

geez! amazing kid... he kinda shaped the day.... that's powerful.

Except Martinelli.

Except Martinelli.

Smilies for everyone!

There you go Lilt...agent for the kid<br />
And referee for the others...

Martinelli downfrowned you? Or me? It wasn't a word, but it is now in the EP vernacular.

Is "downvoter" even a real word?

Of course it's me. But I still love you.

Downvoters are: Martinelli and Myonis108

hmmmm....Stage Mom.<br />
I really do need a job, Frito

I just frowned your he he he. Can you see my name?

Lilt...the kid needs an agent quick :)

Frown away. Go ahead. I'll stalk you and frown every comment you ever made - except on your stories. You'd be able to see that.

I'm gonna start giving little frowny faces if you two don't stop.<br />
This is a happy place.

No, you're not getting away with this, not this time, Mr. Man. Besides, he'll need a passport and I bet he doesn't have one. Na na na na na na!!!

Martin, are you kidding me? You steal my experiences, my jokes, you butt ahead of me in the comments line, and now you want to steal my ring bearer???? Well, I NEVER! And how do you know you asked for him first? Maybe the Robot Man and I have already discussed this. (Sorry, Lilt. I promised I wouldn't tattle.)

School starts the 2nd week of August, so long as he's back by then.

He will NOT wear the wig. But we get to vote on who will.

I'm renting him the 18th. He's going to wear the wig and do the Robot Man down the "aisle" ahead of us. Is that the same weekend?

What kind of dance contest would you like?

Of course. He can stay for a whole week!

Noodle + Peanut = Spicy Thai Sauce!!!

It wasn't much of a party today, Girl.<br />
He was grumpy,<br />
and never thought about dance contests even once.

I love this story Lilt. I had to read it again.

I thought about that, after I typed the comment :(<br />
No break. But you know, Pedrovoter, it sure beats what a lot of girls her age are doing this summer. I really admire her. She's so close to getting though! I think out of the 120 freshman they accepted, when my guy graduated there were only about 30 of them.

Frito, "Love Hangover" is an old disco song by Diana Ross!<br />
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"If there's a cure for this...I don't want it.....If there's a remedy....I run from it...."

You know Lilt I commented earlier about your term "love hangover". After re-visiting the story and comments I think I just might have one. LOL<br />
Really heartwarming story.

It was fun! <br />
The party concluded with root beer floats for everyone.<br />
Although, one of the twins almost didn't get one. He refused to participate in the Robot contest. Can you believe that???

that's wicked cute-thanks for the smile =)

Sounds like it was a great time and party......

hehe....Ladee, it wasn't his birthday. It was just a Tuesday that he thought needed some livening up.<br />
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Yes, Monde, he can identify most everything in the garden. He is also an herb muncher. Whew, garlic chive breath!<br />
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I'm glad you all enjoyed his party. He will be very pleased.

oh my! i loved the story and the comments too! Thanks for brightening my day :)

That's so adorable!

I love this. Very cute!

I love that an antipasto tray is one of his favorites. I bet he can even name half the flowers in your garden. Beautiful story

Pedro, in the first round of voting we all voted for the little man, but then he cried. He said we were all "cheap." I love how he gets different adjectives mixed up sometimes. Anyway, the next voting resulted in a draw. Our IB guy stepped up and wore the wig. I told you, that program continues to enrich our lives! Is your IB girl getting a little breather this summer?

You know what I'm talking about, Betty.<br />
Sometimes the days are so damned long,<br />
but the years go by in a flash.

Thank you, Annie.<br />
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I did not win the dance contest. But I got extra points for doing that "dangling robot arm" move and my somersault entrance.

Serenity, enjoy her at 2, 3, 4, 5, ....age 7, then 17, it comes and goes so quickly. But the show never ends...that's for sure!

Wow, what a fun story, Lilt! I am torn between wanting to see my daughter at 7 and enjoying her at 2. It sounds like your son is quite the entertainer!

Oh, Lilt! He sounds like my kind of kid! He's going to continue to bloom like a rose in the free summer months! That did it. No two ways about it. You are a great gardener!

So what place did you take? Banned to the rubber room?

He's special alright. We use that adjective a lot.<br />
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Much to everyone's surprise, Mr Lilt turned out to be some serious competition for Robot Dancer! I had to spill to the kids that he always dances like that.

What a heart warmer!<br />
Love the story, you for telling it, and I know I'd love that little guy of yours, too. He sure sounds special.

Great story Lilt...aren't kids just amazing!

I still laugh about the surprise birthday party he planned for himself. I tell everyone about that and I've taught them the meaning of "respect my piracy". Your boys have certainly filled your life with all that's good.

We were all too busy participating in the activities, for any documentation. The good times had will have to remain in our hearts and memories.

I had to come back ..."love hangover"...I want one.

Oh, I want to come! I want pictures! And video! How cute is this???

Adorable!

I'm still recovering from all the excitement, Frito.<br />
I think I have a love hangover.

Lilt I love this story. I feel like I'm there. And your 7 year old...why is it I'm not surprised that he's so creative?<br />
Waiting for part 2.

Of course! It's chocolate cake, right?