We got here so fast! Blink and I've got a kid old enough to have a sleepover! Jackson & Jayce are best little buddies and when they had two days out of school, we had to take advantage of it!
Here's what I learned is essential in a sleepover.
* 2 ecstatic 5 year olds
* Happy Meals (with Mega Mind toys)
* 3 Red Boxed Movies all chosen by 5 year olds
* A gigantic box of superhero costumes to dress up in
* 3 types of ice cream
* Dozen doughnuts for breakfast
* Staying up late (10:30 is late for 5 year olds)
* Every toy car lined up down the hallway
* Early morning cartoons
* Naps the next day (for boys & mom!!)
I was amazed. I was all ready for the fight to get these crazy boys in bed, and at 10:30 when their movie was over, they ran upstairs without being asked, got cleaned up, changed into jammies, and were brushing their teeth. What 5 year olds do that?
All night I heard these two funny boys saying "Can you believe it!?!?! We're having our first sleep over!"
We read three stories.
* A story about a dog who throws parties when his owners leave
(I think it might have given the boys ideas, good thing they're not old enough to stay home by themselves yet)
* A story about jungle animals who have a slumber party
(Pretty fitting, 5 year olds are just about as crazy as Jungle Animals)
* A story about a frog that learns to swim with lots of silly words that the boys laughed every time we said them.
I didn't realize that making funny faces and having your pictures taken was part of the sleep over schedule. We spent 20 minutes taking pictures and wanting to see their faces in the camera.
(More bribery for dating later on huh?)
I was nervous after bedtime we'd have some fears, worries or homesickness but Jayce was a champ! I heard quiet laughing for about 10 minutes and then not another sound until the TV clicked on the next morning to Playhouse Disney! G'night Boys!!!