The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Friday, September 16, 2011

They used to call them "slumber parties"

Tonight, in honor of Ab's 11th birthday, there are 4 little girls having a sleepover our house. They made their own pizzas for dinner, did the gift thing, watched a movie and ate popcorn, had cake and ice cream, and are now in the midst of sleep stuff, and DS games on the floor of the guest room. It's a lovely tangle of friends, pillows, comforters, quilts, slippers, blankets, and glowing handheld games, and it is one of the things I looked forward to the most when I became a mom.

I remember when I turned 10. Mom let me have a whole bunch of friends over for night. She served dinner and Coke floats in real Coke glasses. It was such a blast! We talked and giggled way too loud- my poor dad came out to the living room in the middle of the night at least three times to warn us to go to sleep. I knew he wasn't really mad, just awfully tired, and I knew I'd still be able to have other slumber parties- despite the infractions.

I'll probably have to get up once or twice tonight to "whisper" to the girls that they are being too loud, but I don't care. It's what moms do- they make memories for their kids.

I hope they talk and giggle half the night and I hope Abby will have wonderful memories of her first sleepover.

UPDATE: Note to self: next time, don't make eggs, sausage, and hash browns for breakfast. Instead, buy a variety pack of overly sweetened cereals and a gallon of milk. Put them on the table with some bowls and spoons, and head back to bed. ;->