Kids Business was at it again, only this time they’ve opened their Bloggery event up to blogger’s families.
It has it’s pros and cons … but as I’m regularly nagged to death by my eldest about “when are we going to another of those blog thing day things” and “when can I have my own blog” I thought I’d force them to come along with me.
So, today, after desperately needing a sleep in and not getting one, we head off to this Bloggers BBQ at the PowerHouse alongside Albert Park Lake.
I was accompanied by Grumpy Pants and my three children, only shortly after we arrived Monkey Boy vanished and I was regularly seen with Darth Maul (apparently of Star Wars fame and which I would know if I “was a good mother”) from then on.
He even had it written on his name tag, which were rather impressive, I must say.
Monkey Boy Darth Maul and Godzilla made the most of the samples that Lenard’s Chicken and McCormack’s were offering, then Godzilla helped himself to approximately 500 litres of Cottee’s cordial. Before lunch.
I, instead, went for something far, far less painful than dealing with my children at such a fun event, and had my eyebrows waxed, in public, whilst someone, I don’t know who as my eyes were shut, took photos …
Chippie made the most of Ella’s Kitchen and her little coloured ball filled playground, and remained there for the majority of the function.
A Target fashion show and “styling” session went on up on stage, which I glanced up at only to witness
Monkey Boy Darth Maul walk in with both hands full of food samples (after the delicious lunch we were served) and plonk himself in the seat, front and centre of the stage, and proceed to stuff his face under the noses of the waifs up on stage.
I didn’t know if I should be proud or horrified.
So I just laughed. Again whether it was because it was funny, or a result of that horrible infliction I have where I laugh when things are pretty bad, I’m not sure.
The gorgeous Livinia Nixon was MC for the day, so I had a photo with her and asked her what the weather was to be like tomorrow as my husband asked me to ask her, because he was too wussy to. She made a good point of singling him out and asking if he was with me from across the other side of the room. Nice.
She was also treated to a photo with Darth Maul.
Then it was time to leave, which meant locating and rounding up all three children, extracting Chippie from the ball area, where he decided to help pack up and refused to go until all 8 jillion balls were bagged.
This pretty much left us last to leave, and allowed Godzilla time to collect whatever balloons were left lying around the place.
Children, goody bags and balloons packed in the car, minus one that just happened to be Chippie’s and caused much distress and screaming all the way home.
I was ready for bed when we arrived home. The children, however, decided to create a Zeppelin with the balloons, which had been cut free from their moorings and were scattered around bedroom ceilings.
The did manage to create a floating ship of sorts, only to let it go to see if it worked.
It did …
Thank you, Kids Business and all the companies involved in today’s Blogger’s BBQ. We had a great time.
And just in case … um, sorry!