Lucy's birthday party. The most stressful 2 hours of the year by a long way. She spends ages organising the theme, food, costume, games and cake etc, and expects us to provide the entertainment.
I got up at 1:30am feeling ill again :-( Good time to fine tune the games though. The theme was a superhero training school, so we tested their sensory skills (blind man's buff), ability in leaving coded messages (forfeits were written in balloons blown up then knocked around before the child chose one to pop, and did the forfeit), shooting accuracy (nerf guns at one end of the room, teddies on a box on the other, how many can you hit), hunting skills (hunt the thimble theme), athleticism (wafting a paper superhero around the dining room with a rolled up paper) and ability to bake snacks (gingerbread). highlights were blind mans buff and nerf/teddy shooting practice, lowlights were when half of the forfeits that they designed involved taking their cloths off - not something you want to see. Ray and I were left so shellshocked with exhaustion I was in bed by 7:45. never again.