Some people do themes.
Some people bring the whole class.
The McSpecs do neither. For years our m.o. has been to bring three friends (what our car can carry) to a soft play place and let all 5 run loose for a few hours. We feed them there, in the middle of the chaos. Eventually we bring them back to ours, give them cake, and send them on their way. It works for us. Fun, games, mess somewhere else.
So on Friday past, we planned to load up the car with the usual suspects and set off to the seaside. The weather had been pleasant, so extra walking on the beach was scheduled.
The morning news was full of traffic accidents caused by torrential rain and sleet. Well, of course. I’d just bought a deckchair. What else was the weather going to do?
We drove round gathering children on our way. The car was a riot of Converse, Hollister and noisy phones. Then, the added rattle. A distinct lack of oomph from the car. Practically going backwards when trying to go uphill.
A birthday treat for Girl1- a trip to the garage with all her friends. Aren’t we good?
Sidey’s weekend theme: Friday 13th