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Peanut had her first sleepover last night. She's never had one before even though she's almost 8 because she wasn't quite old enough to have a sleepover when we lived in MN and it's taken her some time to make good friends at our "new" home. No pictures though since I don't have friend's parent's permission to publish pictures to the internet.

We stopped at the library and they picked up some movies to watch before we headed home after school last night. They made a band, played a few video games, attempted to knit (but with crochet needles), and played dress-up.

I don't know about you, but isn't the whole point of a sleepover to stay up late into the night whispering and playing? Peanut and her friend decided to go to bed early last night and rise early this morning to play instead. Normally it wouldn't be a huge problem, but it was horrifically early. They got up at five o'clock! That in itself wouldn't be SO bad, but they are NOT quiet at all and neither of them will listen to the warnings of shush or no more sleepovers.

Poor Cheesehead worked late last night. He needs his rest because he's doing it again today. I had plans to sleep in, but it got changed because of their boisterous behavior.

I got up about 6 times to ask them to be quiet before my clock even read 6 (which is set faster than the other clocks in the house because I like the appearance of getting up when it's almost 6 during the week). I gave up on sleeping after that in hopes of at least allowing Cheesehead his much needed rest. He hasn't come out of the room yet, but somehow I don't know that my attempts have been worth the effort. I might as well be speaking to the wall they're listening so well.

No more sleepovers for these two, they apparently don't know how to listen! Neither of them knows how to sit and watch a movie quietly. Boy am I tired.

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Jan said...

I remember my daughter's sleepovers. They stayed up real late at night, and I don't think we got much sleep either with all the noise. Enjoy this time while you can, they grow up so fast, and memories that you make now are so important.

Always Growing

tina said...

Awwww! How fun for Peanut!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Could be worse Cinj, Mine will stay up late and get up early.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hey Cinj, My daughter is 20 now, and it seems like yesterday, LITERALLY(!) when she was 8. My son was born when she was 8. We moved here when she was 8. Those years flew by so fast and suddenly she was in middle school and things really changed. Those friends didn't even WANT to sleep over. Some of them were just little snotty things by then, and others wanted to do 'other' things...whatever. I say let them make noise (at least occasonally) because it happens sooner than later when they won't want to spend as much time at your home. I often am struck by the fact that I'm no longer 'in charge' of my daughter. They are 'ours' for so long, and we feel like they really are ours...but in reality they are NOT goes fast. I hate that fact of life. I was just saying that to my husband yesterday how it seems so unfair that we have to let go of them. If they want to stay in our lives they will, but sometimes they choose to either not stay in our lives at all...or at least keep visits to a minimum. That scares me...I pray my daughter will always want to come home and remain in our lives. You just never know...literally:)
Sorry for this, don't take it as criticism, it isn't meant to be. I'm just sharing my experiences and letting you know what it's been like for me:) Have fun!!

dawn said...

That is what they do, act wild and crazy together! But if they stay friends forever, it's a memory forever.

Frances said...

Hi Cinj, I am sorry your sleep was disturbed and hope your husband was able to get the rest he needed, but don't be too hard on her. Like Jan said, they grow up so fast and you will hopefully get more sleep tonight. That is funny that they went to bed early to get up so early. Usually kids want to do the opposite!

Kathleen said...

Every experience I've ever had was the exact opposite of your daughter's sleepover. Hardly any sleep is had by anyone until the wee hours of the morning! Amazing they went to bed EARLY! I'd say let her do it again too, maybe they'll switch up the procedure?!! It really does go by fast. Makes me sad.