Saturday, October 17, 2009

Did I Do That?


Thursday night, The Girl had a sleepover.  As I usually work on the weekends, it is very rare that either of the kids have friends spend the night.

As there was no school on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, I thought, "Hey!  I should let The Girl have a sleepover!"  The boy generally spends non-school nights at assorted friends' houses.  Thursday night was no exception.  So...  At 4:00, the doorbell rang.  The Girl's BFF and the BFF's older sister were on the door step, all smiles, and ready for Girl-a-Palooza!

First of all, I remember having sleepovers as a girl.  They were fun, but with too many girls, were mostly torture.  The two girls staying the night spend A LOT of time at my house.  They live just across the field.  They are great girls and I enjoy them.  What I had forgotten from my childhood, is that sleepovers turn girls into monsters. 

I don't mean to say they were poorly behaved.  They were just loud, obnoxious, little giggle monsters.


These giggle monsters kept me up until 2:00 a.m.  They were up and down the stairs like a herd of effalumps.  They cleaned out my kitchen like a pack of ravenous dogs.  I had to take the phone away dozens of times - and they were only calling me and each other!  Argh!  At least they weren't calling boys!

Seriously, though?  At what age did I start terrorizing my parents?  Was it really as early as the 4th grade?  A month or so ago, an old friend and I stayed up all night contemplating our ages when we met.  I was in 6th grade.  He was in 7th.  It was scary to think that my children are not too far from those ages.  It's even scarier when at 31, I look back with the people I caused trouble with and realize what exactly I was doing at that young age and what I need to mentally prepare myself for as a parent.  My friend thinks it's hilarious.  He's clearly not yet a parent.  I'm terrified....

9 comments:

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

I'm with you. I hope like mad that my kids don't hit the same milestones that I hit when I hit them or I might need a heavy prescription to cope. I have a 10 year old and a 13 year old and, well, let's just say I hope they do as I say and not as I did.

Mike said...

Hey I remember when I was in first grade this girl Cindy was infatuated with me. She had me at her house listening to music at night. So take this party as your baptism of fire of what's to come.

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Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

The dreaded sleepovers!! It's rough to willingly sign yourself up for a night of giggling, silliness and lack of sleep :) But it really is worth it in the end!

Charmaine said...

Giggle Monsters. Hee hee. What I wouldn't do to be a Giggle Monster right now.

Megan said...

LOL I definitely remember the age of sleepovers. My friends and I were always being told by the parents to keep it down. :0P

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!! =)

yonca said...

Haha..Giggle Monsters.Love your post! I'm following you now:) Have a great weekend!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

And fui, there's an award for you on my blog :)

kys said...

I have those same thoughts All. The. Time. Especially when I think about the teen years. Because I was not a pleasant teenager.

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