Saturday night we'll be hosting our Christmas party - this includes everyone my parents or Ed's parents consider their kids or grandkids, except R & K - they're out of state and just had a brand new baby!! :-)
I should be studying right now, but I'm Googling ideas to entertain children at family parties. I have come across some very good ones, but they require more volunteers for preparation than I have at my disposal. because that's pretty much - me. Not that my husband isn't helpful... but my concept of a "great" idea is sometimes his idea of "my wife is just insane and wants to turn our house into Disneyland in 48 hours." And that throws a wet blanket on things, doesn't it?
I have more confidence in people that he does. Yes, I believe he IS able to rearrange an area in the basement for an art station by Saturday, and yes the grandchildren will of course keep play dough on the table, crayons in the coloring books, markers on the paper, game pieces inside the home. They wouldn't dream of fighting over the remote control cars, or throwing hard toys within 10 feet of the television. They will sit perfectly fascinated as I put Mary Poppins or Home Alone on the DVD downstairs, and no one will run and fall and smack their head off the concrete floor. There will be no wrestling between the 4 boys ages 6-8.
There are days I just don't understand his propensity for doom and gloom. Doesn't he know it's Christmas?