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by Marinka on June 16, 2011

Tomorrow Husbandrinka and I are taking twelve of Young Ladrinka’s closest friends to see The Green Lantern in 3-D to celebrate his 10th birthday.

Because the noose isn’t going to slip over my neck on its own, you know.

I can’t even imagine the logistics, so when I emailed all the parents to confirm the plans, I added a throwaway line of “hey, if you’d like to join us, just let me know!”

Apparently I didn’t put enough postage on the email because no one responded.

Or maybe they’re just overwhelmed by my generous offer and are doing some soul searching to see if they’re worthy of such a fun opportunity.

Last night I was coming to grips that it may be just me and Husbandrinka and 12 boys. That’s six kids each. Not so bad. Angelina Jolie can do it, why can’t I? She may have 12 nannies, but I have wine. Mmm…wine…

Anyway.

So, it’ll be me and Husbandrinka, the fearless team and twelve 10 year old boys.

Except Husbandrinka told me that instead of being able to be there with me, he will not be able to be there with me. Something about a misunderstanding.

Blink.

Blink.

Please send your prayers. And wine. Mmm…wine.

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hokgardner
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 9:40 am

Two words: Duct tape. Get them to their seats and strap them down.

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Anthony from CharismaticKid
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June 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

You should write an email that says, “If anyone wants to help chaperone, be my guest!”

I’ll do it. I’m a professional manny in NYC don’t you know!

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Elise
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June 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

We use to sneak a flask into the theaters all the time. Unfortunately, I think it might be wise to save a drink for after the care of 12 ten-year-old boys. Maybe, unless you plan on making the 5 o’clock news.

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Kati
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June 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

You officially love your 10 yr old way more than I love mine.

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the mama bird diaries
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June 16, 2011 at 10:48 am

I envision some sort of scenario where those boys take you hostage at the movie theater. Good luck.

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Alison@Mama Wants This
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June 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

Just you and twelve 10 year old boys? Aaaaiiiiiyeeeeahhhhhfggggh!

Imagine the blog fodder though!

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K-Line June 16, 2011 at 11:07 am

Honestly, that is not ok. Can Neil go with you???

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Jen {at} take2mommy June 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

OMG, I wouldn’t do it. I would guilt a few of those kids’ parents into coming. I’m a woosie though. And I wish I knew how to spell woosie.

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Tea
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June 16, 2011 at 11:27 am

I was pleasantly surprised when I had Girlchild’s 10th birthday party at how well behaved all of the 10 year old girls were. We did a pool party, though, so I wasn’t asking them to sit down and be quiet.
And, I might’ve ended up with more adults than children at this party…
good luck to you!

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A Mommy in the City
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

You are kidding?!? I think you’re going to need something a lot stronger than wine!

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Phoenix Rising
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Did he hand you the rope as he mouthed the word “misunderstanding?” Because then I’m thinking he might have planned it…

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tracy
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Instead of the gift bag that you love so much – how about if you gift each boy one of those cute toddler backpack leash things and walk them all to the movie. That would be adorable.

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Meredith L.
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Have you tried offering wine to the other parents?

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Peajaye
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Any chance of getting valium into their juice boxes?
And what about Papa joining the outing? Or does that make it worse?

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Marinka June 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

What are you, crazy? Why would Papa joining me make something worse? Papa is Awesome Dude! Papa joining makes everything better! haha! Better! Everything!

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Sophie@Fabrications June 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Argh. Run away and hide. Seriously.

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Glamamom
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Once a dream, now a nightmare. Funny how that works. I’ll call Papa for reinforcement.

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Jane's Junk and Treasures June 16, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Husbandrinka should get out while he’s still alive……or is he……?

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Homschlr4ever
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm

If you offer vodka martini’s I bet parents would sign up, otherwise, as a 12 year Girl Scout Leader, ain’t no parent going to sign up for 12 boys in a theater watching “The Green Lantern”. Heck we have problems getting parents to come to Teen Group activities at our Unitarian church – Unitarian’s for god’s sake. The same people who half the time won’t eat meat but ask them to chaperon teenagers and they are suddenly rebuilding the lower part of Norfolk in their spare time.
Good Luck.

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kiki
Twitter:
June 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm

i’m sure your daughter would be willing to chaperone…for a small fee of course. take care, Marinka, and may the force be with you.

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Stasha
Twitter:
June 17, 2011 at 4:58 am

I think the boys will take lovely care of you. Don’t think there is anything to worry them about, not like you will get lost in the theatre or run away from home. Will you?!

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Mwa (Lost in Translation) June 17, 2011 at 6:34 am

Omg what you need is acute appendicitis. No one argues with an emergency surgery. That is your only way out.

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From Belgium June 17, 2011 at 7:35 am

Red or white? Or both?

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Ilana
Twitter:
June 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

Do you have rope to tether them together? That should help things.

Also- maybe if you wrote another email to the parents asking about alcohol recommendations for the outing? I bet you’d get some more moms willing to come along then…

Look! I went all “Mouthy Housewives” on you!

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anna see June 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

wow. can’t wait to hear how this turns out.

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Penbleth
Twitter:
June 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Oh boy. It was bad enough having to take my own kids to see a film I didn’t want to see without having to take an entire football team of boys. I think I’d rather put my head in a blender.

Have fun.

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sdl June 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

My. Husbandrinka likes to live dangerously. Also, owes you bigtime.

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Polish Mama on the Prairie
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June 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

This is one of those emergency vodka in a bag moments, I fear.

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