Friday, October 20, 2006

Invasion of the Boys

It has started. Boys from all over town have begun to descend upon my humble domicile. Kevin and Kyle's birthday (actually on the 22nd) celebration has begun. Not too many boys mind you, about seven extras, but they are sleeping over, so it will indeed feel like I've been invaded before much longer. In an effort to appease them, I have lots of pizza and sodas, and have sent them outside to play Capture the Flag at least until dark (much too early these days) and the pizzas have been baked.

Kirsten has escaped the invasion by fleeing with one of her best friends whose brother is here for the party. I'm not sure which is worse, rowdy boys or high-pitched little girls' giggles. :D Lucky for the rest of us that we have the basement where the boys will be spending most of their time, leaving the main living areas - and my bedroom - in comparative peace.

Really, they're all nice boys and we love having them here. :D

Kevin and Kyle will be thirteen on Sunday, both are now taller than I am, but Kyle is just barely so. It makes me so sad to think of them being teenagers now. They've been my little boys, making it easier to let the older ones go since I still had my little boys. Things will be changing drastically for me in the next few years. It's a happy-sad thing to see your children grow into young adults. But as they go, perhaps I'll have more free time - time to stitch!

10 comments:

Connie said...

Argghh...good luck sleeping tonight! these birthday party things are not my favorite thing to do!!!

And to make up for kids growing up is why God gave us grandbabies!!!
LOL!

have fun!

AnneS said...

It must be hard to see your kids growing up ... but as you say, there's always that positive there having more free time ;)

Tracy Baby said...

I know what you mean ,my youngest turned 13 this year ,I really miss having little children in the house.Good luck with the party

bunnyhead said...

Birthday parties are so exhausting, I can't imagine what it's like to have a party for twins!

Vonna said...

Oh Von, reading your post brought tears to my eyes...although my kids are still young, I fear everyday that they will soon be grown and gone and I love them so. I understand about twin boys and birthday parties! Except I have to contend with Karate Chops and jumping around since mine are only 6. Does that still happen at 13 - the "karate chopping", I mean?! LOL!
You're a wonderful mother! And an example to us all!
:o)

Joanie said...

Happy birthday to your boys...when I read your post a flood of memories came back of Mike and 7 of his friends playing video games until the wee hours and in the morning finding my family room and living room littered with soda bottles, pizza boxes, candy wrappers and BOYS!!! They grow up so fast, hold on tight!

Mylene said...

Happy birthday to Kevin and Kyle. Hope they are having a wonderful day.

Karoline said...

Happy Birthday to Kevin and Kyle, I hope thay have a wonderful party

Sharon said...

Happy birthday to your boys Von! Hope they have a cool time.

Rachael said...

"Really, they're all nice boys and we love having them here. :D"

I wish I had a dollar for every time I said this !!! LOL