Undercover party host!

A teenager, a mother, a request, trying to come thru, one way thinking, and say it isn’t so…..does any of that make sense to you? Well me either, and this is how my mind goes at times raising this teenager who keeps my mind reeling all of the time! Have you ever had a party but acting like you didn’t DURING the party?

This weekend, we had a big bon fire so Layton invited a few friends to come share in the moment.Layton made it pretty clear he wanted me to stay out of it, this was HIS deal. I called sister before hand and ran it by her and she said, “I know what you are thinking, you want to make food,get it all teenage friendly in your basement, prepare some games, you know, make it all what you think would be fun!” I said, “YES. I. DO.!” Basically we decided I needed to back off and let him do his thing. Ok, ok…..

So, what did I do? I had to make dinner right? I just made enough to cover 15 or so people. I wasn’t going to tell in a “DINNER IS READY” kind of way, but just kind of sneak that fact in. This is when texting comes in handy or a little brother that is eager to eat and tell. I informed Jordan to go announce he was going to go eat dinner and I texted Brayden to let him know too, and he could, ‘if he wanted’ to mention this to the others that there was enough if anyone was hungry.

I put paper plates out with forks, pop with plastic cups, and put all the food in the oven to stay warm, JUST IN CASE! I removed myself from the kitchen. Brayden, Corvan, and Jordan came up to eat and then as they were serving themselves up I told them to go ahead and take their plates down to the fire and eat it there! That would be fun! A little manipulation, I KNOW, I KNOW!!!

Ten minutes later here comes the troops. They scarfed it down and loved it. I tried to stay out of their way, they were all very kind and thanked me for the food.

The next morning, several of the kids stayed over. I didn’t prepare beds or anything, I let them deal all on their own. I was doing my best to not get in the way AGAIN. I really wanted to get on that treadmill down stairs but they were sleeping in so I decided to make breakfast. Enough for everybody, put it in the oven, but again, didn’t tell anybody, Layton made it clear to leave him alone, remember? (of course, I am so glad that they found it in themselves to not starve the night before over Layton not wanting me to be involved, just sayin’!)

They all got up, I had put breakfast in the oven, and as they sat there starring at the tv with their greasy heads and tired faces I smiled without words and ran down the stairs to get on the treadmill. I was into it about a mile, and Layton shows up, “MOM! They are all hungry and I thought you might make us some breakfast?” Now, this was with almost a TEAR about ready to be released from his eye….I said, “OH REALLY?” I jumped off that treadmill and ran up to the kitchen, pulled out the massive food I made, and WAHHHLAAAA, “Breakfast is ready!” (two minutes flat) They were all amazed and grateful!

Anyway, being undercover as the party host is a tough job!

I contemplated, oh I want to take a picture, should I or shouldn’t I? Hey, I made them breakfast they can handle a picture, right?

January 31, 2012 - 4:09 pm

Shauna - Lol… you are cute! ANd a good boy mom!:)

January 31, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Jenay - Good job sis. I know it was hard to NOT have a PLAN and go nuts…way to control yourself and make it work.

February 1, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Lashae Bowen - You were like a spy! Awesome job. Isn’t it funny how Lay wanted you to stay out of the way but still wanted fed??? Hmmm…. Oh boys just need to man up and love their mommas!

February 3, 2012 - 12:02 am

Gina - That’s cute!! Those boys just don’t know how blessed they are. But they will realize it one day!! You are giving them some amazing memories! Way to go Marlece! And I LOVE the big picture! Great job! xoxo

February 10, 2012 - 11:55 pm

Shanda - Love it!!! It is so hard not to do the mom thing!

February 11, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Casey Martinez - Bless your heart for trying so hard to be a nice momma and stay behind the scenes for your son. I’ll take note of that for when my kiddos are older instead of thinking I have a right to be in their faces whenever they are over. I bet your son was SO GRATEFUL for the food you prepared and aren’t you just so sweet to have done that. Awesome momma award to you Marlece!! and I’m glad you got a picture:)

February 12, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Anonymous - I think part of your “obsession” to do the food thing is because it is your calling a gifting girl! So keeeeeep working on that cook book, and you can tell that story right along with the recipe’s you used!`

You go girl! Connie

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