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Xtreem Kid’s Parties: Xtreemly Cheap

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
By raincoaster

Potty Training recruitNothing cements a parent’s Cool Status among a kid’s peer group like throwing a really, truly unforgettable party, even if the kids all go for naps halfway through and sleep through most of it. Note to the newbies: this only becomes truer as they get older, but it starts in preschool.

We here at TeenyManolo have scoured the Internets for the most original, the most daring, the most memorable and, because we are known to be tight with a penny, the most easily staged for less than twenty bucks, total.

We have found it.

Ladies and gentlemen, from the great RattlingTheKettle comes this brilliant plan for children’s entertainment. Ponies? Who needs ’em? Clowns? Too scary! Gift bags? You can pick up theme-related items in the local Walgreen’s for less than a buck a kid, and practical too!

It is with great pride and some giggles that we present:

The Teeny Toilet Party!

From the post:

Although he certainly enjoyed the party amenities, I’m pretty sure Ronen’s favorite activity was going to the bathroom.

You see, this was his first experience with a child-size bathroom. At home, the toilet is too big for him, so he sits on a potty. The bathroom at Kids Klub, however, had five minaturized toilets lined up against the wall. It was bathroom heaven…

Once there, he pulled down his pants and proceeded to sit on each toilet, each time for about three seconds before jumping off and heading for the next one. When he finished that, he went around again, this time flushing each toilet and watching the water go down the drain (”bye, bye water! Bye, bye pee pee!”). And again. And again. It took me twenty minutes to convince him to pull his pants back on and wash his hands. In the miniature sinks, of course, which he also loved.

I’m thinking of scrapping our original low-key idea to have inflatable pools and a bubble machine for Ronen’s birthday party next week, and instead rent a bunch of child-size toilets for the kids to play with.

Sounds like a brilliant plan, but I really don’t want to see the pictures.

Toilet Halloween Costume


I Blame Arthur

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
By Glinda

It arrived in the mail last week.

The official sign that my son is growing up.

You see, in Halloweens past, it was me who basically suggested what he should have for a costume.  For the first three years or so, his input was pretty negligible.  I mean, the kid could barely talk, so if he had any objections to being Tigger when he was a baby, his articulation needed to be better than “Uuuuuggghhhh.” Really, that could be interpreted either way. When he got a little older, I kept him in deliberate ignorance of all the costume choices out there. 

This, year, it’s different. 

From an episode of “Arthur” he gleaned the information that Halloween costumes are supposed to be scary.  No cute costumes allowed, Mom, I was told.  So much for me holding that show in high esteem anymore. He wanted to scare the bejeebers out of everyone that sees him, and after looking through many costumes that fit his description of “ghost pirate,” I think he is going to accomplish that goal.

It makes me nervous

Actually, I think it scares him a little, he is just too stubborn to admit it. He doesn’t like the makeup as shown, so we won’t do it that way.  Maybe just a white face with some black around the eyes.  A kinder, gentler dead pirate guy, if you will.   Thank goodness the sword isn’t included in the costume, because I think it is a bit over the top.  And to think, he has never even seen any of the Pirate of the Caribbean movies.

My little boy is getting older. 

Sniff. Pass me that tissue, will you?

Forget the tissue, just give me the whole box.

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