This passed Sunday evening I hosted a little dinner party at our house. The Sarge had band practice and instead of spending the evening puttering around the house or surfing the web, I invited my sons and their friends over for dinner and some games. I knew there was a possibility of a mass cancellation, which has happened in the past – you know kids – if something more fun than your mom’s invitation arises …, but I took a chance on a little heartache and was rewarded with a GREAT night!
Not only did I have my two sons under our roof, but their friends and my niece whom I had not seen in years. When the ex-husband left in March ’08, it not only fractured our immediate family but also my extended family. I had not seen my one and only niece since before that time. That all changed when she walked through the door. This is Oldest Son and Favorite Niece.
I made lasagna, spicy meat sauce and pasta and two different kinds of bread. The kids ate and then we all played Wii bowling (The Sarge gave me a Wii system as a Christmas present!) and a game called “The Game of Things.” It was a fun night. I had about 15 kids in my house, including The Sarge’s son and one of his friends. I get along with him very, very well. I love the guy and was very pleased when he accepted my invitation even though his dad would not be here. This definitely will not be the last family dinner party. The Sarge is on midnight shift with Sundays and Mondays off. He has Sunday night band practice which may mean a few more family dinners. I think we will order in Chinese next time and I really need to get better with the photographs I want to take, the slightly posed and frame-able.
Youngest Son bowling.