Dinosaur Party Mayhem

Published : 11/04/2009 11:39:42
Categories : Party Themes and Occasions

Little boys love monsters and we love our little boys, so I thought I was being a great mum when I threw a Dinosaur party for my sons 11th birthday. Some people might think it's a good idea to have a dinosaur party for 9 little boys under the age of 12. I'm here to tell you it is not.

First of all, I should have clarified the phrase dinosaur party. I thought for sure everybody understood that the party had a dinosaur theme. Then my son’s little friend Tanner (names have been changed to preserve sanity) showed up dressed like Tyrannosaurus Rex, and everything went down the drain. Tanner has a lot of energy anyway, but as T-Rex he's unstoppable. He is also a victim of childhood obesity, so when he crashed into the room and started breaking things, it was basically impossible to hold him back or pick him up.

I watched helplessly as Tanner, dressed in his dinosaur Halloween costume (that part is his mums fault!) barreled all over my house roaring like a foghorn and biting the other children until they cried. He ran to the kitchen and demolished the Dinosaur cake by knocking it on the floor. He ripped down the party supplies, banner and streamers and bit them into pieces (his mother says he's in a biting phase: I say I'm in a smacking phase.)

He raced around in circles stomping his feet while I screamed on the phone to his mother, who eventually had to call his well-built father to come carry him bodily out of my house as the other children looked on in tearstained silence with open mouths. To top it all off, while we were distracted by the spectacle of a T-Rex being shoved into a minivan, the dog started licking chocolate cake off the floor. Did you know that chocolate makes dogs violently sick? All I can say is that next year there will be no dinosaur party, the party will have a quiet theme...like bunny rabbits.

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