Monday, July 25, 2011

Raise your hand if sleepovers are your equivalent of Chinese torture

*hand raised*

Mia and Raegan had their very first sleepover last night.  
Things were going fine at 10:30 PM.  I even made the comment to Andy that this sleepover thing was easier than a normal night with Mia.  We immediately high-fived each other and did the "we so have this parenting thing whipped" fist pump.  

This was, of course, followed by the inevitable eating of the words. (When will I ever learn?)

This picture was taken at 10:30 PM when I was still feeling smugly satisfied with myself for my ingenious sleepover plan. Mia was actually in her bed, which never happens this early.  Go me.
This was taken at 2:00 AM when I stumbled into their room in a drunken stuper and begged them to go to bed.
At 3 AM I demanded they go to bed that instant.
At 4 AM I bribed them to be quiet.
And finally at 5 AM I declared the sleepover officially over if I heard another peep.  When I left for my workout at 5:20 I heard silence.  For the first time in 9 hours.
I almost weeped tears of joy but I was too tired to even care.
I tried to be kind of nostalgic about their sweet relationship and how since birth they have been the best of friends. {Was there ever a choice?}
But I was too busy getting the coffee brewing.  
At this point, the only thing I know for sure is that the next sleepover will be at Raegan's house,
and the one after that, and the one after that, and the one after that...


Beck said...

This is so cute! And I can totally relate. I hosted a sleep over for my son's 5th birthday a few weeks ago with 6 other 5 year old boys. It was so fun for them all but EXHAUSTED does not even begin to describe it. I have not even gotten around to blogging about it because the thought of even doing that makes me more tired than I care to be...

Erick said...

Oh my...I feel so bad about this Summer.

I liken it to one of those times when a good friend slams into a glass door and you feel really bad for them, but you still laugh..a little. Of course, if it were me, I'd have a migraine from a lack of sleep, so I'm actually not laughing at all.

Gena said...

(Raising hand)
So far I am eating my words. We haven't had a single meltdown and it's mid-afternoon. I thought today was going to be the worst day of my life but it's surprisingly calm over here. Go figure.

Alyssa said...

My hand is raised. I'm scared of them I tell you. And I can't believe you worked out after a night like that. That totally deserves a fist pump.

Kayla said...

Oh my. I've never had that problem!!! I'm very surprised that was their first sleepover!! My kids always fall asleep by 11. Zane will even start telling Austen to be quiet and let him sleep!! haha. I would have locked them in separate closets before staying up until are much stronger/patient than I!!!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I LOVE this post!

Keith said...

Such cute pictures! (this is Nat, not Keith)

Lori said...

My hand is raised too! My daughter could never handle staying up all night (nor could I), and once I heard some of the stuff that went on at some of the elementary school sleepovers, neither of us was interested in that scene! You are very fortunate that she has a like-minded friend to do things with.