Provisons underestimated requiring TWO shopping trips in the driving rain by CK. On foot as shops literally around the corner. Earned title of SuperDad.
Emotional breakdowns by a) highly strung daughter of Missus Bit Tired and b) Princess Curly-Wurly (well ... it was her party so ...)
The hour dedicated to a disco spent discussing and then arguing over the group choreography resulting in no dancing at all before dinner.
Overhead conversations about Fine! We''ll all be lesbians then!' (!!! CK overheard not me so don't have any other details) and one child's homelife drama being perceived by other girls as her having 'the best stories!' to tell
The drama and high emotion that comes with being an eleven year old girl.
How that ratchets up a whole other level when they reach critical mass.
The crazy mix of knowing and awareness and small girl giggly silliness.
And ultimately the fact that I do NOT like having to growl at people to GO TO SLEEP at four o'clock in the morning.