I decided to be pro-active yesterday and took my son to an easter egg hunt that Busy_bee was having. A local play centre which was nice as this is a Muslim country and it's also run by two Omani ladies. We got there and Tauilagi was excited enough being at the play centre. One of the girls was doing face-painting of bunny faces which was cool and after a while Tauilagi decided he was ready to have his face painted. I waited that long for the Easter egg hunt to start but the same lady that painted faces was the one in charge of the hunt. After a lot of the mums asked about the hunt, she then made her way to with a bag of chocolate eggs and just hid them all around the room in plain view from everyone!! It was hilarious. Well needless to say the 7-8 year olds remembered exactly where she hid them so got the most eggs. So I just helped Tau along to find a couple and he was happy and so was I but was getting irritated with one 8 year old that every time I discovered one hiding place and was coaxing Tau to the area to 'find' them himself, this little s*&t would reach over and grab it under my nose with no excuse me. I had to hold myself back from slapping her hand for being rude and also for having no patience for younger kids! Anyway Tau didn't need the sugar high that would just keep me awake.
Today we went to a birthday party that Tau was invited to. The dad was hubby's colleague and friend. Well the birthday was HUGE. The theme was Woody from Toy Story. I tried to put a cowboy looking shirt on Tau as I had prepped him by saying he's going to dress like Woody. Well once he saw the clothes were not the same as Woody's. This birthday had outdone the others we've been to.colour he rightly refused. I only just managed to pin a 'sheriff' star on his shirt as we headed into the party and even that he threw a fuss over. Little monkey can't be forced into anything he doesn't agree with. So off we went in his 'island style' shorts and polo shirt. Well smart on his part he wasn't as hot as all the other cowboys and cowgirls that were in jeans and vests. They had a pony in their yard for the kids to ride on, a hot dog and pop corn stand. There was a trampoline and swing set that kept a lot of the kids occupied. There must have been about 30 kids of different ages at the party and about that many parents as well. It was a fun party for all and the pinata was awesome but only Tau and few had a turn before it broke. That part wasn't cool as there were many kids that hadn't had a turn and some were in tears for a bit before the goodies from the pinata made them forget about not hitting the pinata at all. All in all I say the party was a success and I had fun with friends as well.