Just Kill Me Now
Lily's birthday is coming up. And so we begin to ask the question, "What do you want to do for your birthday?" It is a minefield. We have to work around her volleyball games, Carver's track meets, David's never being here, and her best friend's travel schedule. Once we narrowed all that down (it was harder than trying to win the lottery) I asked her what kind of party she wanted. Her answer?

A slumber party.

I remember being Lily's age and going to slumber parties and having slumber parties. I loved them. I don't remember my mom loving them, though. In fact, she was downright grouchy about them. She was driven insane to the point where she sat on the stairs next to the room we were in and kept hissing, "Quit talking." I thought she was just the worst mother ever, not to mention a giant party pooper. Now I know better. The woman just wanted to sleep.

So even though I do NOT want a slumber party at my house, it's looking like that's the direction we're headed. I'll let you know the date so that you can Skype me all night long and join in the fun. I'll be awake, after all.


Bridget said...


Mama Papaya said...

Kid you not. They have been going on at the big kid's preschool. Since last year. I refuse.

You will be in my thoughts.

hotflawedmama said...

Oofta. I dread the day slumber parties are brought up in this house. Good luck. I'm up for a skype/facebook chat all nighter, it'll be like our version of a slumber party!

rebekah said...

My niece just did one for her 10th. But in our area, slumber parties generally mean most kids come in pjs but go home for bed, so she only had about 4 sleeping over. But still, I guess they stayed up till 1am.

On a brighter note, it's not that far off from our slumber party!

jayme said...

ugh. every night is like a slumber party in our house. not exactly looking forward to adding even more chaos into the mix. Maybe you can "encourage" her away from the slumber party idea with a pony? Regardless, I hope her birthday is fabulous, and I love the idea of an all-night skype session. They really should make a skype "party line"!