For most little girls one of the most dreamed about thing is sleepovers and slumber parties! My DD6 had her first sleep over at a friends back in early October and since has 2 more since. However, until this weekend we have yet to have a girlfriend sleep over our house. There's one little girl we've been planning for (DDs BFF) but it's yet to happen because her daddy is still nervous about her sleeping over at other people's houses. I totally get that. So, it was quite unexpected when we had an impromptu sleepover Friday.
DD had a new friend over for a play date after school. This turned into dinner and a sleepover. I have to admit, we were both super excited! Everything went great.
The girls played baby dolls and did a lot of singing and dancing. It seems very few girls play with baby dolls anymore. I was so glad to discover the girl down the street liked them too when I was talking to her mom earlier in the week! We ate brownies, had hot chocolate and watched bits and pieces of Christmas shows/movies. The girls could settle on exactly what they wanted to watch. It was so much fun to watch them enjoying themselves.
Poor DS8 is having a little trouble with everything because DD new friend is a girl his age that he's known since they were in kindergarten together. Hopefully he'll move past this. I'm trying to get him to understand that while him and this girl have been friendly, they've never really hung out before and DD is not stealing her.
The girls were great about going upstairs around 9:30 and playing quietly. I blew up the twin air mattress and they argued good naturedly about which one would sleep on it. Funny thing is, they both wanted the bed before I blew up the mattress and then they changed their mind afterwards. Silly girls! The lights went out by 10:30 since we had to be up by 7:30 for DS hockey game. They did great and were asleep by 11.
What a truly wonderful night. I'm looking forward to the next one! I have a feeling it may become a weekly (or bi-weekly) event between the two houses.
Yeah for new friendships!!