When we, with much relief, left OUR shop I took the littlies out for tea, so that Drama Teen's friends would have time to leave, and she could tidy up the house before we got home. The fast food place that Little Prince requested appeared closed, but when I asked one of the workmen milling around, he said the Drive Through part was open. This forestalled a major meltdown from Little Prince who had been desperate to go there all day! We placed our order and parked in the car park to eat it, Princess Lollipop managed surprisingly well balancing her meal box between her legs and ate most of it up. Despite my worries we managed to finish our meal with no meltdowns, very little throwing of food (by Princess Lollipop!!) and no major spillages :-) On the drive home however, Princess Lollipop did manage to drop her meal box onto the floor, but miraculously it landed the right way up and didn't spill anything :-)
When we arrived home some of the guests were just being collected by parents, and one was getting ready to drive home on her 'ped (moped). They were all milling around in our narrow hallway, and Princess Lollipop got quite stressed that she couldn't get in, and could see Drama Teen but couldn't get to her! Little Prince on the other hand had just barged his way through and was chatting to Drama Teen's friends in the lounge. I had warned Drama Teen that I didn't want to deal with a bunch of rowdy teens, as I'd had a very difficult day and wanted to relax, so she and the friends that were left went and chatted in her room. I sat down on the sofa for a very very welcome feet up and relax :-)
Mr Messy arrived home late again due to bad traffic, and he was in no mood to take the remainder of Drama Teen's friends home, so I got that job. There were three friends to drop off, luckily we drove through the village where one lived and dropped him off at a corner near to his house, and the other two we dropped off at the town centre bus station. I was so in the mood for chocolate on the way home, but way too tired to find an open shop to buy some! So we just went straight home.
I can't believe how tiring a day in the shop with Little Prince and Princess Lollipop was! Well that and an hour's drive getting Drama Teen's friends home!! So I didn't get up to anything else except my daily fix of Criminal Minds with Mr Messy, before crawling into bed for a much needed sleep.