This week is the reason why I named my blog Surviving the Crazy Life. It was a week of mishaps, which has made life a little extra crazy.. This week I have been trying to finish planning a party for my daughter's birthday. As a party blogger on my other blog Pams Party & Practical Tips, I knew how much time I would need to get everything on my to do list done. I also know that living with three teenagers, things rarely go as planned. On Thursday, we went grocery shopping to get the food we needed for the party. In the check out lane, a 2 liter of pop was accidentally dropped. It hit the ground so hard that the lid popped off, and we got a sticky shower. A few minutes before there had been several people in line behind us. Luckily they had just opened another lane, and there was only one person left in line and she was out of shower range. Someone from customer service closed the land behind us so it could be cleaned up, and offered to ring the lady behind us up in another lane. My flip flops are still sticky from the pop shower. I think I need to take them outside, and hose them off.
As you know, I have two newly permitted drivers. We have "survived" our first, and hopefully last accident. I promised when taking pictures of the car, not to "share" who the person driving was. It was an honest, but expensive mistake. We were near our home picking up subs for dinner. I mentioned that since we were only a mile from home, maybe they would like to drive. Since they are not really experienced in backing up, I parked in the part of the parking lot where there was not a lot of traffic. As they were backing up, I could tell they were nervous. It did not help that another car had pulled into the parking lot and was impatiently waiting for us. I told my driver to pull back into the spot to let the car get out of the way. They did, but instead of hitting the brake, they got flustered and hit the gas instead. We hit the curb very hard, which popped the front left tire. We also went several feet into the grass. Several people saw what happened, and came over to make sure we were okay. We were, but we could not move the car. A lot of phone calls had to be made, and it sat like this for several hours. It had to be towed to a nearby collision shop, and hopefully I will get it back in a couple of days.,
The party has been going on without any major mishaps, just a few minor ones.. A forgotten cell phone charger, and me missing a step and bruising my arm. One thing nice about having older kids is the parties we have are a lot less structured. My daughter even told me that she did not want "planned" activities. She said she just wanted to hang out with her friends, and maybe do activities if they felt like it. While it is kind of a bummer not to plan any themed games etc, it does take a lot of the pressure off. We do have a few craft ideas if the girls feel like making them. They did do one so far, but the party is not over yet so we will see what happens.