Jan 14, 2008

I'm A Survivor...

Thank you all for your sympathetic responses to my w(h)ine-infused post.

Lesson learned: greasy pizza and a darkened movie theatre do wonders for a hangover. Who knew?!

[The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch and Aliki2006 suggested as much, but I'm sure they based that purely on anecdotal evidence. Right, ladies?]

The boys were great at the restaurant. At least I think they were. They were sitting across the room from us, and although we did hear the occasional roaring laughter and saw a few boys run around a bit - evidently sneaking lollipops is still popular with the pre-teen crowd - we sat so far away from them, we were able to enjoy our meal in peace. It was quite civilized, really (though I'm not sure if the people sitting immediately next to our boys would agree. Alas).

Then onwards to the movie theatre. Again we were sitting behind the boys, in the last row in the theatre. The chairs were huge and comfy (better be at $17 dollars a ticket), and even though I had to stop a couple of the boys from throwing popcorn at fellow moviegoers, overall, things went very smoothly indeed. I was even able to close my eyes for a bit.

Even better, when the movie was done, all the parents were waiting outside to pick up their respective offspring. No straggler parent making us wait for hours with their stranded kidlet (good thing, too, as it was wet and miserable).

But best of all, Christopher was thrilled with his day and that his friends all showed up for his party.

So now we're getting ready for his actual birthday tomorrow. It will be a low-key affair, with just my family joining us for dinner. On the menu are crepes, and only crepes. Birthday boy's choice, of course!

And completely non-alcoholic.

32 comments:

kimmy said...

Crepes sound so yummy right now! Glad you had a nice weekend!

Kimmy

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

So glad you were feeling better and that the kiddies were behaving. Sodium and dark rooms are no match for mayhem.

Happy birthday to your lovely boy!

suburbancorrespondent said...

17 dollars a ticket?!

Rima said...

Man, I can't wait until I can nurse off a hangover by catching a little shut-eye while my kids watch an animated feature presentation.

And crepes! That's what I'm going to request for my birthday dinner (alas, a long way off.)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

$17 a ticket would have made my head ache even more =(

Can I come over for some crepes?

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

I love movies for birthday parties. So easy, and then you don't have 15 kids running around your house. Perfect.

My husband makes crepes all the time for the kids, but he calls them "Danish Pancakes" as a throwback to his years there. My kids talk about them all the time and I have to explain to people that they're just crepes. We also make aebleskievers (sp?), which I guess would be more like real Danish pancakes. YUM.

Great. Now I'm hungry.

Beck said...

$17! It's under $10 here and we still cringe when we pay it...
There's nothing like a hangover to make me vow to have a life of utter sobriety from that point onwards.

Dawn said...

Mmmm, I love crepes! Sounds like your boys have some nice friends, glad it all went well.

kim-d said...

I'm so glad the party went off without a hitch, and was enjoyed by all...sounds like your little boy is growing up, huh? And yeah, $17 a ticket? Everybody should have gotten their own couch for that :)! WOW! On a much better note, MMMMMM...crepes!

painted maypole said...

$17 ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Sounds like a great day in spite of! Happy Birthday to your boy!

Steph said...

Glad that the pizza and movie celebration was fun (and a good remedy!) :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Sounds like you had fun! Enjoy the crepes...I'm jealous!

Hallie
http://wonerfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Kyla said...

$17 dollar per ticket?! I complain because our bigger movie chain here charges $9 per ticket.

Mrs. G. said...

Glad you are feeling more human and that a good time was had all.

Kathryn said...

$17??????
What the?? Wow. I was moaning about them getting up to $10 around here.
Sounds like it turned out to be a good day after all. So glad you felt better and were able to enjoy a bit of it.
Happy Birthday, dear boy! Crepes only sounds like a brilliant idea to me! :)

Kellan said...

Hey - thanks for coming over and leaving the well wishes - I am fine - only need to remember about that bra thing the next time I ever have to call 911. Hope to see you tomorrow. Kellan

Good luck with the party

hokgardner said...

Happy birthday to Christopher!

Dawn said...

There's something for you at my blog :)

Julie Pippert said...

LOL non-alcoholic!

You are a cool and brave (and rich! Kidding! $17 holy mackerel...although all things considered that is probably the per kid average for most parties of any sort) mom to have a movie birthday party. Glad it went well!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

What kind of crepes???

I'm glad the movie went well and everyone behaved, more or less.

Valarie said...

MMmmmmmm crepes. That sounds really good right now. Sounds like it was a pretty fun party. We have a theatre here that is really expensive, but worth it every once in a while because the seats are soooo comfy.

Karen MEG said...

Maybe when you're really fully recovered you can dig up a recipe for Alcoholic crepes when a get a chance :).
Glad that the party went well. Happy Birthday to Christopher...11, wow, how did that happen?!!! But then again I just signed G up for JK today, so I guess that does make sense!

jennwa said...

It sounded like the party was a success. That is great. But $17 a ticket are you kidding me? I hope it was a good movie. Wow!

jen said...

happy birthday to you all.

MamaGeek said...

Happy Birthday to that adorable boy! $17 a ticket? NO WAY?

And crepes? Oh I love those!

ALM said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I would have called that party off guicksmart!

And the $17 includes the chair massage and manicure/pedicure? Right?

carrie said...

Crepes for a birthday sound like an excellent choice!

Have a great day!

Cathy said...

Mmmm...love crepes. Glad to hear the hangover receded!

Melanie said...

Hangovers and super! fun! birthday! parenting! are a rough mix, but it sounds like you made the most of it.

the dragonfly said...

Hope the birthday dinner went well. Glad you survived the party! ;)

girlymom said...

$17 dollars holy cow, I am way too cheap for that!!! Glad things are better.