Thursday, June 09, 2005
They came, they brought presents, they destroyed and then left - with party bags. Phew. It was a nightmare. 30 kids, 4 adults and a large bottle of spirits needed afterwards. I was in charge of defending the ball pool/slide area which was enclosed in blue netting like a Steel Cage Deathmatch. When you have 4 6 year old kids attacking you for not letting them in as it was too full already, only the pure training of the Ninja could stop you from loosing it with them. Fortunately, i spent 4 years training as a Ninja in Essex and had to regress to my "happy safe place" several times during the ordeal. Needless to say, several Jack Daniels later i am feeling a little better. What was worst though was the fact that as i squatted near the entrance to "The Cage" stopping them entering, i could tell i was having a real "arse day". What i would have done for a bottle of Fabreeze. Lucky all kids smell - otherwise i would have been in real trouble. Maybe i need to shower more... And as predicted, we left with 2 Ikea bags full of presents! Time to spread them out over the next week or two an do some serious Oxfam'ing.