We had our end of year cook-out yesterday. I was a little frazzled because I thought the kids got out of school at 1:30 but it turned out they were released at 12:30. I needed to have the slip n slide set up and all the food out before they arrived. It was hectic but I made it.
We had 25 of CAL's classmates. I think everyone had a great time and some of the kids did not leave until 6:30. It was different than most of our Friday get-togethers. Most of the kids just wanted to hang out and talk. Unlike on Friday's when they want to play an organized game. Some kids had a harder time dealing with the relaxed atmosphere and were constantly trying to "arrange" something.
CAL was in 7th heaven because both of the girls that he has liked for several years were here. Now he is so shy that he tried to stay as far away from them as possible. Something he has to work on. Some of the kids are more advanced with the opposite sex and several times I had to remind them that it was not appropriate to make someone else uncomfortable.
We had purchased food and then at the last minute felt like we might not have enough so we made a mad dash to Sam's for more. I guess it is better to have too much rather than not enough. We only used half of the original purchase. I think we might be eating hamburgers and hot dogs for the rest of the summer.
Several of the kids asked it this was going to be a "tradition" and if it was to make sure that we invited them next year. Since most of the kids are neighborhood kids that should not be too difficult.
One of the "fun" things the kids did was have a mud bath. They found a sinkhole in my garden that I just removed from the front year. The slip n slide drained into the garden which was all soft dirt. They had a hole about two feet deep and the girls decided to have fun with it. Now today I have to repair that section. What a mess.