Sleepover



This is the second year i arrange a sleepover party for my daughter and her friends. Lala and Ovi are Jasmine’s friends from the church we go to. I am close to their parents as well, so it’s a blessing to have them over. It’s started from Friday afternoon till Sunday morning. Lala came first, then Ovi show up the next morning, cause her dad just get a chance to drop her. Jasmine is a talkative girl but when she’s around her friends it’s even worse, she seems to always have something to say. I learn a lot about tweens, and especially about my daughter from this event.

Last year, I came up with the idea, because we’re not planned to go anywhere during the school’s vacation. I talked to their parents and they’re agree. So it’s happened, They drop their kids over, and these girls have fun for 2 nights at my house. The highlight of last year sleepover was sleeping in a tent  (in the living room) but then they have to move in the bedroom cause so many mosquitos, makeover (including makeup, manicure, and dress up), performance (singing) and off course photo session. I printed up their make over pictures and gave them to their parents.

 This year I took them out for some adventure. We went to the rice field, collect some snails, cross a small river,  and on the way back we’re hitchhiked. Even though my daughter was cry at one point, but she enjoy walking in the mud. We also have to walk quite far, but I think as long as they are together, they will do anything. We also had a photo session in the afternoon after they woke up from a nap and made a scrapbook about their friendship.

I kind of envy the kids nowadays. In my childhood I don’t remember having this kind of thing. I did sleepover someone house, but no one really arrange for us to have a good time. No one think about a makeover or adventure. I guess my mom was so busy with 6 kids that she never made one for me. But I am glad to make one for my daughter. One thing I learn you must have plenty of food in the house, because these kids eat a lot.  Another thing is my boy, I need to plan something for him during this time, otherwise he will bother the girls. He wanted to be part of the group (including sleep with them and shower with them) but the girl didn’t want him. Poor Edgar. I am thinking to have a sleepover for him as well.

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