We ended up with 5 boys total including Logan. Some of the boys brought the same games so they could play each other in different rooms. I have no clue how that works. I just know that there was a ton of laughing and trash talking. The best part was that Logan was laughing and trash talking right along with them. It looked like a typical bunch of teenage boys having fun over video games. Never in a million years did I imagine celebrating his 14th birthday in this manner. I could not have imagined doing a weeks worth of different celebrations culminating with a video game fest with his friends. Heck, a few years ago, I couldn't imagine him with friends. Now he has several close friends that he is active in his youth group with. He even let the youth group sing happy birthday to him. Have you ever had teenagers
Don't think for a minute that there weren't some snafus. I don't want to post this rosy picture of everything went hunky dory . But they were manageable snafus. Nothing that brought a meltdown. One thing that I did wrong and knew better was that I let him decide how long to let the boys stay. They came at 1 and left at 8. Logan had a hard time keeping it together from 6 on. I had to stop what I was doing with Madison and scaffold several situations for him. It was important that the evening end well. Since the parents weren't expected until 8, I had to run interference for awhile. Not a whole lot but I definitely needed to keep an eye and ear on things in the evening. I should have known better and have it end at 6. Lesson learned.
I don't know about Logan but I think this was his best birthday ever! He seemed to have loads of fun. It was as typical a celebration as I ever witnessed. God is such an awesome God!