Saturday, June 07, 2008

It's all over but the partyin'

This is graduation weekend at House Wobegon. There is the Senior Lunch, the Senior Party, the Graduation Ceremony, the Senior Reception and the Senior Breakfast. (I swear i am not exaggerating.)

I can't wait until it's all over. Yeesh!

On the other hand, my child is giddy with relief and happiness.

The Mister and i were foolish enough to volunteer to chaperone the Senior Party, which is an all night affair beginning after the Graduation and Reception and lasting until 5:30 am Monday morning.

What were we thinking? I am viewing it as one last gift for my daughter, because i can think of few greater hells than to be bussed from location to location with 62 screaming new high school graduates.

I hope i survive. Think of me as you snuggle into your warm toasty beds wearing your footie pajamas on Sunday night.

See you on the other side.

33 comments:

Vanessa said...

Congratulations on graduation to your kiddo! Meno, this makes you the coolest Mom evah! A wonderful last gift.

flutter said...

I am holding your hand in petrified solidarity.

fiwa said...

I will think of you - and congratulations to your kiddo. Hey, at least you know where she'll be... if she were out on her own you'd probably lose the same amount of sleep anyway.

Hang in there -
fiwa

Suebob said...

You get a special comfy chair in heaven for that one.

luckyzmom said...

Wishing Em a bright and beautiful future.

You won't be sorry, unless you run into a problem like ours. My husband and I volunteered to help at our sons senior overnighter in 1989. We were there for a couple of hours before we realized we were at the wrong schools overnighter. So embarrassing.

We will be attending a graduation party for our friends daughter tomorrow.

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

Well, for one, look forward to the resulting post! I'm sure there will be some exciting drama going on! You are sweet to do that for your daughter. Congrats on getting her through :)

P.S. Don't wear a skirt! It can be very emBARE-ASSing!!

Mrs. Chili said...

I'll think of you, but there won't be any footie pajamas at Chez Chili on Sunday night - they're talking 93 degree days with mid-70 nights and a near 100% chance of thunderstorms because of the humidity. We'll likely be sleeping in just our skin for the foreseeable future...

furiousBall said...

WOW, chaperoning a senior party, yeah that sounds horrible. you are brave, seriously

Bob said...

your chance to be the "cool" mom!

lotsa luck.

Maggie said...

-Meno to Mr. "Watch my back. Cover me, I'm going in."
-Mr. "I can't do it Lt. I just can't
-Meno slaps Mr. "You can and you will! We are gonna make it through!

War is hell, isn't it?

QT said...

I have to laugh at Maggie ~ you, I have no doubts about, the Mister...? Best of luck to you both. And congratulations to Em!

pat said...

all I can say is....xanax!

Susanne said...

Congratulations to your daughter graduating! And kudos to you for chaperoning the party. Don't forget your earplugs.

I hope you get a restful Monday afterwards...

Nancy Dancehall said...

ALL night? You really are masochistic, aren't you? ;-)

Naw, just pretend you're starring in a movie. One of those 'surviving the apocalypse' ones.

Bobealia... said...

It sounds like a torturous hell. No matter what decisions you make at that party, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

Um, Congrats to to the mini-meno though!

Dianne said...

You are so cool - and brave.

Betcha there will be so many wonderful memories from tonight.

Just hang on and go with it.

Congratulations to your daughter!!

Franki said...

Sweet Haysus!

1. Bring earplugs.
2. Bring a flask.
3. Bring a stun gun.

TTQ said...

My neice graduated this year too, I was in highschool when my sister had her. My sister is now trying to keep her at home (Can you say major bribery?) since she will not be attending an out of state school. My mom is betting 10 to one she shacks up with some loser for awhile. sh's a good girl I wish her luck in whatever she does.

Did you make it through the all nighter?

Princess in Galoshes said...

Congratulations to Em! I can't believe you are pulling an all-nighter. I wasn't even able to do that in college!

AC said...

What Franki said! Brave, brave woman.

It all went by so fast, didn't it. Mine's graduate from college a whole year now! sniff.

Diane Mandy said...

Congrats Em!

Did mom make it? Inquiring minds want to know.

Sober Briquette said...

I love it when cynical ole Meno gets to do this stuff.

patches said...

I guess spending an hour at a disco, doesn't seem like hell any more?

lu said...

You are golden! So, what next?

Tink said...

5:30?! Omg. I would need lots of coffee (or crack) to stay up that late. Try as I might, I can never make it past 3:30. There's like an automatic off switch in my head or something.

Clowncar said...

Yikes. And congrats.

thelairoftheplatypus said...

Congratulations to Em! I hope it all went well. :)

TTQ said...

are you still alive?!

egan said...

I hope you took pictures and are willing to explain them like your Japan trip. 62 students seems like a small number. Does she attend an all girls school?

meno said...

vanessa, thank you!

flutter, a reason to never have children. :)

fiwa, you are right, i would be up all night worrying.

suebob, No!! Not....The Comfortable Chair!

luckyzmom, oh ha ha! that's funny.

mrs. 4444, no skirt, thanks for the advice.

mrs. chili, holy moly, it's still in the low 50s here.

furious, i deserve a fucking medal.

bob, that's nice of you to say, but i will never, ever be cool. Thank god.

maggie, you make me smile really big. :D

qt, the Mister did crap out and sctually fell asleep. At a bowling alley with pounding music. Coward!

pat, what a great idea! For the kids right?

susanne, thank you! Monday was a blur of exhaustion.

nancy, i am indeed. I pretended that i was on a mission to save the world. :)

bo, mini-meno!!!! I like that.

dianne, you forgot stupid.

franki, i couldn't find my Taser!

ttq, i made it, but barely..... What a story about your neice.

princess, i have only done it once before in my entire life. And that was for work.

ac, it's been a whole year? Wow.

diane, barely, but i managed to crawl into bed on my own.

de, did you just call me cynical? I am, but not about my daughter.

patches, it does seem like hell, just one of the higher levels.

lu, off to college in the fall. Then i need to figure out what to do with myself.

tink, i don't drink coffee normally, but i did have a half a cup at 3 am.

clowncar, yikes is right. What was i thinking?

platypus, thank you!

ttq, still breathing, slowly.

egan, i did take pictures, but i don't think i will post picture of other people's kids.

crazymumma said...

snorf. just like I wrote above. Toooo cute!

egan said...

Good point about the posting of other people's kids. You're more thoughtful than me.

luckyzmom said...

It was 1996. Our daughter graduated in 1989 and we went no where near that overnighter.