17 Thoughts Every Mom Has During Their Kid's Slumber Party
The sleepover party. Every mom knows their kids are eventually going to ask for one, simultaneously dreading and looking forward to the day. After all, for every long and arduous night you'll spend hosting a slumber party, there's (hopefully) another night when your child will be invited to pack up their sleeping bag, stay at another poor mom's house, and keep her up way past her bedtime. While some moms avoid sleepovers at all costs, others recognize that they're part of the parenting game and find ways to survive them (and maybe even enjoy a moment or two).
My 7-year-old daughter just started having sleepovers, and I have to say, they're a mixed bag. On one hand, it's pretty sweet to see your kid go bananas with her friends (my daughter said her first slumber party was the best night of her life); on the other, they kept me up until almost midnight, then woke me up at 6:30 a.m. demanding breakfast and forcing me to pretend like the prospect of making pancakes sounded fun. If you're about to host a slumber party, here are 17 thoughts that will probably run through your head during the oh-so-exhausting process.