When the kids were younger, throwing a party meant I had to do all the cooking. Well… except for the two occasions when we hired a caterer because cooking for a hundred was beyond my capabilities. Actually, cooking for 30 is already beyond by capabilities. My limit is somewhere around 20.
Anyway, we’re hosting a small swimming party tomorrow. The girls invited friends from school and there will be around 15 of us. We spent the day preparing the food. For the first time, I didn’t do the cooking and the preparations alone. Sam and Alex did a lot of the work. I was actually watching a James Bond film on Star Movies while Sam threaded the pork I marinated for grilling tomorrow. Alex was in charge of the polvoron. Earlier in the day, they chopped the vegetables and diced the bacon that went into the pasta sauce (we’re having baked macaroni tomorrow as well).
Best thing was I didn’t have to ask for help. They volunteered. I’m a happy mommy. :)