Friday, March 12, 2010

The invasion

The first wave of the invasion has already arrived. In a few short hours, our house will be completely under siege.

It's time for Monika's birthday party and everyone is coming.

My family is arriving today and staying for the weekend. My sister's friend and her friend's three-year-old son are coming as well because my sister's husband had to work and my sister needed help making the trip from Sioux Falls with her own two boys. All totaled, we'll have ten adults and six children under four in our house for the next 48 hours. And, as my sister's husband put it, "that's no mansion of a farm house, either." There will be people sleeping in every room of the house except the bathroom and kitchen. To add even more excitement to the arrangement, the yard is so muddy that the kids can't play outside.

Glen's family will come tomorrow for the party, adding seven more adults and four more children to the mix and bringing the grand total to 17 adults and 10 children. At least the adults will outnumber the children.

Considering the fact that both my sister and Glen's sister are very pregnant and Dan is suffering from some sort of allergy, it's safe to say the house could spontaneously combust at any point on Saturday afternoon.

If you don't hear from me for a couple days it's either because my computer was damaged in the crossfire or I'm trying to recover from the invasion.

Does anyone have a white flag I can borrow?

(P.S. I wish you could see the smile on my face as I write this. I may question my sanity by the end of the weekend, but I am so excited for everyone to be here. This will be our first joint-family birthday party, since Dan's have always been split. Wish me luck!)

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