Friday was one of those wonderfully unexpected days that included a friend stopping to stay the night with her four kids on their way through town.
And two more mutual friends coming down to “hang out for as long as we can stay awake.” Basically, it was an impromptu party.
Oh my word, I’m so thankful I can have impromptu parties.
Granted, these were college friends who waded through my dorm rooms. One even lived with me.
And they don’t care.
Still, we had available floor space for kids in sleeping bags, and a gameroom/guest room that didn’t require an overhaul for someone to stay in it.
And they made me feel all glow-y inside when they were totally impressed that my “I didn’t clean” house looked as good as it did. I did do a quick pick up, and I started the dishwasher, but it was truly fifteen minutes of tidying before they came over.
Anyway, when the friends treated everyone to half-price-after-8 shakes from Sonic . . . one of them assumed I would want to keep the ever-so-cool drink holders. (They give you three when you purchase a record-breaking TWELVE shakes in one transaction.)
It’s possible that I screamed “NO! I don’t keep stuff like that anymore!”
They tried to enable. To help me backslide.
Really, those drink holders are cool. A little mod-podge . . . a few recycled green bean cans . . . and I could totally make some rockin’ craft holders. PORTable ones.
Except that I don’t need craft holders. And I don’t feel like mod-podgin’ at the moment.
And . . . if I do decide on a perfect use for drink holders, I’ll have a perfect excuse to treat the kids to another post-baseball-game shake party.
The long-handled spoons? I totally kept those. I’ve been unable to send applesauce in lunches because we were out of spoons.
It might be a little awkward using spoons as long as their arms, but I’m sure they’ll be fine.