Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I WAS REPEATLY SHOT IN THE HEAD ...


... by a bunch of gun totin' kids!!!

Smiley  Smiley  Smiley
Yes peeps, I guess I should announce it ...
I offically have no principles left!!!
 Three boys and 12 years of testosterone has
officially worn me down.
I let my children play with.... guns!
( BAD MOTHER !!! and I encouraged other peoples children to play Rambo!)
Other mothers of boys
will identify with my plight,
I'm sure.
Recalling the moment,
bonny baby boy in arms,
that you declared they would never
bare arms under your roof!
I swore and offended many
declaring my sons would be raised
to be lovers not fighters.

There would be NO glorification of war in my household
they would not love guns but... instead hug trees!

but try as I might nature finds a way...
during my years, to name a few,
 I have seen...
gun sticks,
LEGO guns,
cake of soap revolvers,
paddle pop stick guns,
connectable texta machine guns,
multiple finger guns
and even sandwiches
eaten down to form sandwich crust
... pocket size pistols!!!
so as you can imagine,
my resolve little by little has diminished...

this is what happened last Saturday week,
to the lofty principles....


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they declared a ....


(take NOTE Uncle Jeff ... I took away their dolls and let them play guns!)

this is the story of
Connor Smith's
9th Birthday party-
that wasnt a party - that was a sleepover, with a friend - that became a few friends- that grew till it became ...
7 friends with GUNS!!!
( this is where passive mothers who cant say "no" loose!!! LOL )

THIS IS ONE OF MANY NERF GUNS YOU CAN BUY.YOU LOAD THE "DARTS" IN  THE BARRELL AND SQUEEZE OFF THE ROUND!
(JUST ONE OF TOO MANY SCAREY "TOYS")


YOU THINK THATS BAD....

 HERE'S WHAT SAID SON HAS ORDERED ...
( WHICH BOO HOO DIDNT ARRIVE IN TIME! lol)



OH, AND HERE'S
A SLIGHTLY
MORE INTERESTING VIEW FOR THE MUMS .....
( OH THE JOY OF GOOGLE! LOL)



  HERE'S HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN.... 

NATHAN            GUS           CAIN       &      CONNOR 

 decided to call their army ....

( Much to the mothers horror!)


VS


 
( can you see the Avatar influences???  And any doubt jarred is destined for the stage???!!!  raotfl )

DANIEL         JARRED         JACOB B       &        JACOB E

( sadly our buddy Angus was AWOL, and another soldier Andrew became a causalty due to a trampoline incident shortly after the party-not party started! He recovered to play another day but my confidence ebbed away just a little! LOL)

Unbeknown to the kids I decided if I had to do this
we'd do it "orderly manner"!


I got Daniel to create a spreadsheet with each soldiers name, weapon type, ammunition type and quanity. This was filled out at the door as the "weapons" were DYMO labeled and placed into the armory for safe keeping!
(my potato storage basket to be precise! LOL)


This gave me the chance to get organised for the games that were to follow while the kids munched up and conserved energy.


I conducted a night raid the night before. Sneaking down behind "the good guys store" in the dark, my mission.... to fill my Kia Carnival with giant fridge boxes!


So as soon as all the boys arrived they split into their two teams and were given instructions to build their "bases".  The cardboard fortifications, secret entrances, lounge suites and other special features were discussed, Leaders for each team soon became apparent, as the boys spent the next hour preparing for the upcoming offensives.   




 

THE TWO BASES



JACOB E COMPLETE WITH TEAM CAMO



A LITTLE TARGET PRACTICE WITH THE WATER BOTTLES
(oh and another pose! LOL)



SOME SPECIAL "TARGETS" HUNG ABOVE EACH "FORT" TO AIM FOR


A DIRECT HIT SCORES FOR YOUR TEAM.
IF YOU GET HIT YOU GET A TIME OUT


LET THE GAMES BEGIN


CONNOR COLLECTS AMMO WHILE JARRED LEADS AN OFFENSIVE!!!

 THE BIRTHDAY BOY SCORES THE POINT TO WIN THE FIRST BATTLE!
 JUST AS THE LIGHT FADES AND IT STARTS TO RAIN...

INSIDE FOR  PRESENTS!


CHEEKY CONNOR!



A CHILLOUT BREAK BEFORE.....

HOTDOGS AND BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!

OH AND JUST IN CASE YOU THINK IT'S THE "AWESOMEST SPACE SHIP YOU'VE EVER SEEN" lIKE JARRED, ITS CONNOR THE ALLSTAR CRICKETER'S BALL WITH WICKET CANDLES!!! okAYEEE   SO THE BALLS SEEN BETTER DAYS !!!lol




CONNOR ...KING OF THE WORLD? lol

AS THE WEATHER GOT A LITTLE DAMP WE PLAYED A GAME I INVENTED (AND BADLEY DREW) CALLED ...NOT HANGMAN, BUT "SHOOT THE MAN". EACH PLAYER WITH A CORRECT LETTER  GOT THREE SHOTS AT THE BAD GUY. tHE PICTURE WAS STUCK TO THE BACK OF THE GLASS SLIDING DOOR WINDOW AND THE NERF DARTS HAVE A SUCTION HEAD SO WHEN SHOOTING THE TARGET THEY STUCK ON THE GLASS SO WE COULD TALLY THE POINTS EACH INDIVIDUAL SCORED FOR THEIR TEAM.


A COUPLE OF BACKGROUND CHARACTERS MINUSED OFF
YOUR SCORE IF YOU HIT THEM BY ACCIDENT!

IT COULDN'T BE AVOIDED...9 YEAR OLDS
THOUGHT THIS WAS AN HILARIOUS TARGET....
NEEDLESS TO SAY i ADDED THE MINUS SIGN IN FRONT OF THE 50!


YEAH!!! A MOVIE THAN BED! EVERYONE WAS EXORSTED!!!

WAKE UP GUS!!!

DONT COME BETWEEN A SOILDER AND HIS
ACON & EGG BURGER BREAKIE!



THEN....GAME ONNNNN!!!




NATHAN GETS TRICKY

THE TWO JACOBS

A CRACKPOT ...ERR UMM CRACKSHOT WAS IMPORTED
TO HELP THE BLUES EVEN THE SCORES.

BUT EVEN THOUGH CONNOR WAS DEPLOYED ON A MISSION TO "TAKE DAD OUT!!!"


 

JACOB B STRIKES OUT TO WIN THE SECOND BATTLE FOR THE BLUES!!!
 EVERYONE IS WEARY AND HAPPY!!! 
THEN FINALLY SADLY....TIME TO GO HOME!

ALL IN ALL....
CONNOR HAD A FANTASTIC TIME,
AS DID THE OTHER KIDS.

I THOUGHT I EMBRACED MY INNER 9 YEAR OLD BOY FAIRLY WELL, I EVEN HAD ON CAMO PANTS, BOUGHT ESPECIALLY FOR THE OCASSION!!

STILL THERE WAS
SOMETHING  THING BUGGING ME...


WHY DID I WEAR A MERCEDES BENZ SYMBOL ON MY FACE ALL WEEKEND????!!!!
LOL

PEACE OUT!!!!

4 comments:

sandra said...

ROFL!
What a super cool Party/sleepover!!
Great post Marcy, you had me in stitches all the way through!
and lol at the merc symbol...it could of been worse chook, it could of been a volvo symbol!!
thanks for the laugh
ps. loved the cake too ;-p

Mistra Hoolahan said...

You are officially, cwazee coconut!! But what awesome fun you guys had... next time I want to come and play too!!

Mis xo

phatassphairy said...

giggles ..... awesome party ..nice to see some one raising boys like they are boys and not the next generation of "freak out, o my god i can't cope if i have dirt on my persons and am wearing a creased shirt" type of kids iykwim

i had a bikers party once for my son and a mother complained about the "removable tattoos that the kids were covered in ....but i told her to kiss my (((___)*(___))) cause the kid was having an awesome time

and i bet your sons friends will be chatting about it years later ....so good on ya mum, great work

ps ...i love ross noble =)

Jo Kinder said...

Oh Marcey this is priceless!! I never thought of a nerf war.
Looks like they had a lot of fun!!!