September 15, 2005

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Weekend Edition

With the start of the new school year, weekend life at the Butcher's House is ratcheting up yet another notch. We have to juggle a violin lesson and a grown-up party Friday night, two soccer games at the opposite ends of town Saturday afternoon and three birthday parties on Sunday.

I pulled the detail to shuttle the seven year old to back-to-back parties on Sunday. The second one is a standard pool party at somebody's house - fortunately, the gel has reached that level of aquaticism that allows me not to have to watch her like a hawk the entire time. Dad can plump himself down in a comfy chair somewhere (hopefully snagging a Margarita in the process) and simply wait for the clock to run out.

But the first party will be a novelty for both of us - Ultrazone Laser Tag. I've been idly wondering whether parents will be able to get in on some of this action. Apparently, the question has been asked many times before, because here's what the proprietors have to say:

* We do the work--"WHILE YOU RELAX"! --Parents join the fun!

* We encourage the birthday child's parents to play to --FREE-OF-CHARGE, of course. They enjoy it as much as the kids!

Woo Hoo!

In the past, I might have been sorely tempted to pop the Llama-ette in the back myself. But she has been behaving so terrifically this week that I no longer have any desire to do so and will doggedly and faithfully watch her six.

I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.

Posted by Robert at September 15, 2005 11:02 AM | TrackBack