Sunday, October 7, 2012
Will's Cray Cray Birthday Party
Will's 8th birthday was a couple of weeks ago. We scheduled a fun birthday party for him at the house complete with a huge inflatable waterslide. All week, he talked about his waterslide party. So imagine our concern when rain was forecasted all weekend. Last Saturday, it rained all day. We woke up last Sunday morning, the day of the party, to cloudy skies and annoying drizzle. I had 5 emails and just as many telephone calls asking me if the party was still on. Are you kidding me?!?! You can't tell an 8-year-old with autism that he's having a waterslide birthday party and then cancel it because of weather. All hell would've broken loose! So sure enough, the rain stopped last week and the chaos began. Lots of Will's classmates came to the party, as well as the numerous children in our neighborhood. This party was OUT OF CONTROL. Thank goodness some awesome neighbors stepped in and helped with everything from making sno cones to passing out cake. Crazy thing is, the kids had a blast! Some have said it's the best party they've ever been to. That couldn't have anything to do with the fact that they were able to go unchecked and crazy for two hours... And Will really enjoyed having all of his friends at the house. As a couple left towards the end of the party, Will spontaneously said, "Come back anytime." It was very sweet. Made all the chaos worth it. Pretty sure that was the last big blow out party at Casa de Neufeld for a while!