Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 40

Waivers and birthdays

This is nuts – I have just had to sign a waiver for Harry to attend a friend’s birthday party!! Seriously, this is how it works: no liability to the parents or venue, should Harry have a tumble and injure his toe/face/arm etc. They are all hot on the legal stuff here.

Birthday parties are hot to trot here too. Apparently, over the summer there was a lot of competition in the 11-14 girls’ birthday age range, with one girl having ponies trotting round her garden at her party and another had a frigging ZOO delivered!!!!! Really? Who cleared up the shit, that’s what I want to know.

So, no triangle sandwiches, no cheese and pineapple on sticks in the USA – oh no, I expect sushi or a platter of sliders for the kids’ lunch with these events, a celebrity appearance and a party bag containing Chanel. I’ve never enjoyed children’s birthday parties, and that’s a fact, but I am very ready to have my eyes opened to a whole new world of possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 40

  1. Treat them to a REAL ENGLISH childrens’ party! Sausages on sticks etc. They might think it’s really ‘quaint! Are you a risk taker? Good luck with that! x

  2. Sarah says:

    How ghastly. My son (11) went paintballing with a bunch of his mates. That was fun. I cooked a pile of pancakes (English), took along the Nutella, made a couple of cakes that the French love (from a friggin packet – they don’t like my homemade English cakes), and they love every minute killing each other and stuffing their faces.

    I think kids prefer to do stuff themselves rather than sit and watch stuff, and if they’re sitting in between doing, they want to be refuelling.

  3. meowclaire says:

    Everything is bigger, bolder and more blinging than here in blighty. Cannot wait until you throw a party and show them how it is done. You don’t need all that shit, just good company, good wine and music with some good old fashioned party games. What ever happenned to pass the parcel???

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