Let me just preface this by saying I still have a hangover from Saturday...so I'm not feeling very wordy today.
Saturday was Delaney's Unbirthday...she waited 5 months to celebrate her birthday so she could have a pool party. Pretty patient for a 5 year old...but when it came down to opening her presents and eating her cake she reminded me it wasn't really her birthday. Ugh.
I have the worst luck with parties and I was so worried that no one would show up...out of the 11 girls I invited from her softball team, only two RSVP'd. Evidently EVERYONE went camping this weekend, or had graduation parties to go to...I don't know, but in the back of my paranoid mind I always think they just don't like me. It was killing me because I wanted her to have a good party, and she did...so all my worries were silly, we had about 10 kids there which was just about perfect.
So I devised a new plan in getting ready for the party - High Intensity Interval Cleaning. Let me tell you, this works great with kidlets! We concentrated on one room or project at a time, worked really hard for about half an hour, then I gave the girlies a break and a reward (like painting their nails). We had about 3 HIIC sessions on Friday, and one on Saturday morning and the house was spic and span for the party...without any major stress.
I also tried HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) last Friday and I loved it...my inspiration for the cleaning technique. I'm going to try and incorporate this into my marathon training somehow.
On a side note, Delaney has been asking A TON of questions about god lately, we are doing our best to satisfy her interest. How do you answer some of these questions though? This was our convo this morning:
D: Can you talk in heaven?
me: I think so, but I'm not sure. I'll let you know when I get there, but you need to wait a while to find out.
D: How are you going to tell me?
me: I'll write you a letter
D: You can't do that. How about you knock over a plant.
me: Okay, I'll knock over your favorite plant to let you know if you can talk in heaven.
D: How about, not my favorite plant