We recently had a little party for Brady's 8th birthday. We invited family, his 2nd grade classmates and some other friends outside of his grade.
But we ended up with a few unexpected guests in a way I imagine wouldn't happen often in a larger city.
|Birthday party chaos!
"What are you guys doing?" came a voice from down Main Street.
There were four girls. I knew one of them. She used to be in Brady's class but had moved to a city 30 miles away. I guess she was in town visiting cousins.
Brady knew most of them and some still went to his school. They ranged in age from 8 up to early teens. They all looked similar, hence my idea they're sisters and cousins.
They hung out there the whole time we went back and forth, back and forth, carrying supplies.
At the end, one of the girls said, "Can we come to the party?"
I couldn't see any reason why not, so I said, "Sure." I thought they might forget or their parents would say no, but even if they did come, we had plenty to share.
To my surprise, all four girls showed up to the party. I have no idea if their parents knew they came. They ate food and drank pop and played with all the other kids and just in general had a great time.
It worried me a little that they were unsupervised, but we all kept an eye on them. They were the last to leave.
It made for a fun party and Brady was quite happy to have them there. Another unusual little slice of life in our tiny town.