As I mentioned previously,the Little Professor decided to have a sleepover birthday party in our camper with some of his friends. Despite a rainy start to the day, his friends showed up in the afternoon and a good time was had by all.
They used the skewers (Not Weapons!) to roast some hotdogs & marshmallows over the fire, and there were several games of Tag of all sorts – Flashlight tag (in the day no less…), Freeze tag, and even Zombie tag. The Zombie tag was an on the spot invented version where the person “it” was a zombie, shambling along to catch the other players. Of course, each additional player caught was “infected” and became a zombie as well and joined in the hunt for the remaining players – until finally there was just a group of zombie kids stumbling around groaning. Though unlike movie zombies, I think these ones just wanted to eat cake!
After an afternoon of running around playing, eating cake and having fun, we got the kids set up in the trailer with some popcorn and a movie before bed. They really enjoyed the movie, and were laughing and goofing around the whole time. It was great to see them all having so much fun.
Finally, it was bedtime – and after an hour or so of playing with their flashlights and talking quietly with each other – they all drifted off to sleep.
In the morning we had a pancake breakfast and before long, Parents started showing up to pick up the Professor’s friends. Later, when we asked him if he had a good time, the Professor enthusiastically responded “Yeah – it was one of the best birthdays ever!”.
Something tells me we may be doing this again next year.