25 Jan 2013

I Said The F Word !!

Wash my mouth out with soap....

At some point in the back of my mind it seemed like a good idea at the time....
Yeah right, on what planet would that be ??

A BBQ, swimming, games of table tennis, some good old Aussie Summer fun. Not at all unusual in the Crafty household. But for some reason (I am still unsure as to why the idea materialised in my thoughts) I mentioned to the boys the "F" word ! Yes that's right, I without thinking it through properly, told the boys to invite "FRIENDS"...................

Extra kids, am I crazy ?? Absolutely !! Completely !! Without question !!

Of course inviting one friend each (remember I have four sons) is never enough, oh no ! All the Toms, Dicks and Harry's must be invited, I mean really, who are we to pick and choose who we invite into our home ? The more the merrier, right ?

It started out with an extra two (not so bad) then another (oh OK, I can handle that) then another two, or was that three ? Oh heck I honestly don't know. All I do know is, we had a house full .......

It was fun (I love a good get together) it was noisy (a house full of teenage boys) Mr Crafty and I  were kept on our toes.....

  • 40 sausages
  • 4 loaves of bread
  • A mountain of sauce
  • And more drink on the floor then in cups
It was a mad house (not that unusual really)

We had a constant line up of hungry boys in the kitchen, a multitude of PS3 players competing against each other on some car game which one ? I have no clue, lap tops galore and a very serious group of seventeen year olds engrossed in a game of cards serious goings on

It made me smile, my boys were happy, and that is all that matters in my world. Laughter filling my home is music to my ears.

They stayed, ALL of them, overnight !!
Sigh .....
Have I learnt my lesson ??
Of course not.
It may be a lot of work, but in the end its all worth the effort to make memories for my boys.

Linking up with the lovely Grace for FYBF


  1. Sounds like a hectic, but completely glorious time!

  2. Sounds gorgeous. Good on you for opening up your arms to embrace a whole lot of them! Lovely post. xx

    1. I would rather know where my boys are and if that means opening up my home then so be it !! Thanks for your kind words x

  3. That sounds like so much fun. Imagine if you had a girl too and threw a bunch of girls into the mix! On second thoughts...

    1. Mmmm girls in the mix.....
      I will have to think about that LOL

  4. You are a great mumma for doing this - and it's what childhood memories are made of :)

  5. What a great time and a great mom. Those are the best times.
    I miss those days when the boys were still in school. I was never sure who or how many I'd find sleeping in my living room during their Junior and Senior years.

    1. It is fun, and I am sure that when the time comes I will miss it to x

  6. Hope my boys will be able to hang out at home like that when older :)

  7. That sounds like my house this holidays. All the neighbourhood kids seem to find their way into our swimming pool. Madhouse but lots of fun.

  8. With 5 boys of my own that sounds very much like play dates at my house!

  9. Love it - nothing better than a house full of kids having a great time - especially when there are snags! That your sons' friends all want to hang out at yours is an awsome stamp of approval!! :)

  10. LOL! We brace ourselves as it's about to happen but it always turns out to be fun, doesn't it? Good work on surviving it :) x



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