The side view birthday party theme for last weekend reminded me of the first one we hosted for our elder daughter after we had moved to a home with beach access. After all the usual games and guzzling, the kids showed a great interest in seeing the sea, so I escorted the mob down our path. Of course, I was ignoring the fact that their mothers had dressed them all very smartly …

  Soon I was holding armfuls of party dresses, and, in the cases of the less inhibited, underwear, while kids were digging in sand and splashing in water with squeals of delight.

  I did get the vague feeling that the mothers weren’t going to be too thrilled about the ones who elected to do the sand-and-sea thing fully clothed, but what I hadn’t reckoned with was the fact that smart party dresses, when put back onto wet and beach-sand-covered bodies, lose some of their pristine beauty. Hair also tends to become somewhat disarranged.

  The looks of stark horror on the faces of the fond mothers who came to collect their little dears later in the day were quite classic.

  Apparently, the following year, many a battle raged between the kids who desperately wanted to attend another such party, and the parents who regarded it as an extremely bad idea.

  Those who did come, came prepared!

© August 2011Colonialist (Letterdash/WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. colonialist says:

    Repeat of reminder that it is fashionable!

    Glad you will be returning. I have already meandered back in your blog and intend to take further such excursions!


  2. Ditto Granny and the wrinkled BD Suit! 😆

    Thanks for visiting my blog – as i told you over there in response to your comment, I shall return soon – probably by the end of September or first of October – at least weekly by then, and then to my normal daily schedule. Feel free to peruse my “archives” to find some rhyming madness. . . I love what I’ve rad of your blog so far, and I will be back! Cheers!


  3. granny1947 says:

    Nothing like a birthday suit.
    Well, not any more.
    Mine needs ironing.


  4. adeeyoyo says:

    What a party, hahaha. Hope it wasn’t a precursor to skinny dipping, Col?


  5. Wish I’d gone to that party. It’s where all the fun was 😀


  6. Cindy says:

    Bwahahaha, I bet none of them forgot that party, what innocent bliss 🙂


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