Fancy Nancy dresses in feathers and frills, uses language that includes words such as stupendous, and decorates with a flair (the kind that gets shot in the air to signal distress).
On Long Island parents don’t have “house” parties. All birthday parties are catered and hosted at elaborate kiddie gyms, activity centers, and let’s not forget my favorite, “The Young Chef’s Academy.” Now that was a party! I’m single-handedly bringing back the house party and all games that include rolled-up socks and clothes-pins. My parties are actually a novelty and EVERYBODY loves my dollar store decorations.
I’ve discovered the secret to making time stand still. Listen up! It may also be the key to weight loss and the cure for insomnia. INVITE 10 CHILDREN OVER. They managed to make 2 hours feel like 8 hours of hard labor.
My daughter invented a fanciful game called decorate the birthday girl.
A word of caution: NEVER give 10 children handfulls of tinsel, pink or otherwise. I have tinsel strewn from the toilet to the table and everywhere in-between.
It’s a dog that pees! Apparently children everywhere have been coveting this lifelike plastic dog. I couldn’t be happier. Another pup to piddle on my floor. A shame they don’t piddle wax and buff with their hineys
“Did you survive?” A skeptical mother questioned upon pick-up glancing curiously through the house.
Wiping perspiration from my brow (yes, I used deodorant today) and straightening my shirt, I put on my best mommy smile and gloated over a fantastically stupendous fancy party.