Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Call Marguerite for Impromptu Parties


I haven't been in the mood to blog lately. I was reading this book, crocheting this beret, bonding with my daughter... I guess I wanted time off the online world. That's not to say I didn't go online at all. I checked my mail, read news, researched a couple of things... 
Anyway, what I had lined up for yesterday was an Easter décor project that would eventually lead to the creation of a fritata or tortilla española (dinner essentially), but I made the "mistake" of asking Marguerite what she wanted to do inside (I also make this "mistake" before going outside the apartment, lol - okay, I don't really think it's a mistake, but it could be asking for trouble, you know). She usually answers "play Sunday school/house/office" or paint/draw/color/collage. I had ideas on how to segue from her idea to my plan, but yesterday she answered with "have a party". She liked our little St. Paddy's "party" and wanted to do it again. So we made a list of things we'd include in the party. We used her two-sided drawing board to make a sign that said "Ivy and Marguerite's Party" (It was supposed to say "Ivy and Marguerite's Silly Party for Two", but that was too long, lol). She picked her dress (a too short one from when she was just two years old), the nearest tiara on the floor (cue in wry laughter from me), her shades (also from the floor), and the extra tube from her hula hoop (don't ask me). I got out my too long yellow shift dress and Marguerite's hula flower crown thingy (which made me sweat like a pig). We made a cheese sandwich and a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich and cut them into squares and triangles. I got out the flopped dessert mints and heart-shaped sugar lumps (from last Christmas! couldn't throw them out, lol) from the freezer. Marguerite got out sunflower seeds, peanuts, and raisins. I made a pitcher of spiced tea (that was all sugar, so Marguerite got an orange-carrot juice instead) and we had our "party". Marguerite still had river dance on the brain so even though it was no longer appropriate, that was our music and dance activity for the party (which later turned into songs from Annie - I have no idea what inspired the transition). As usual, I was the ever enthusiastic audience (audience participation is a given, of course). I thought that was fun. Marguerite's ideas usually do seem to be more fun than mine.

5 comments:

The Rooster Crows at 4am! said...

Sounds like Marguerite and you had such a fun party! I love all the details about the party, makes me feel like I was almost there. Such great times you have with your daughter!

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Dave. I think the prep part is the most fun. :)

Ratty said...

Making a little girl happy is one of the best things anyone can do.

Jade said...

It sounded like you did had a wonderful time together:)

Those special bonding times are very important, keep it up :P!

spinninglovelydays said...

@Ratty: I totally agree :)

@Jade: Thanks. And it really was fun for me too. :)