I’ve had a number of posts about kids birthday parties in Brazil. One of the characteristics I may or may not have mentioned is that some go quite late.
Can you imagine a room filled with overtired kids that have consumed mostly sugar for 4 hours? Can you conceive of the kind of epic meltdowns that might occur, say, about 11pm after these children have spent an entire evening jumping and spinning around? Can you envision how much your own head might hurt this late into an evening that consisted of flashing lights, loud Brazilian children’s music, (probably no alcohol) and then, the wailing of your own child/ren as he/she/they have hit a breaking point but insist on staying until the happy birthday song has been sung and the cake has been cut… at 11:15pm?
I mean, really. 11:30pm? I might avoid an adult party on most nights if I knew I’d be committed to staying until 11:30pm.
Aye. Needless to say, we are not going to this one. Mostly because we’ll be out of town, but even if we had entertained the idea, as the evening approached, we would change our minds. I feel a bit bad for the birthday kid because I just can’t see it going well. Although, this kind of timeframe is quite common.
What’s wrong with the afternoon?