Tuesday, January 27, 2009

India's slumber party

On Saturday night, we had a slumber party for India. She had 5 other girls over and I have to say I was totally dreading it. No sleep, lots of noise, and a headache for mom, but it turned out the were so awesome! I'm not quite ready to do it again, but it was still great! India wanted to have a horror movie birthday, but I wasn't quite comfortable with renting R rated horror movies for her yet, plus I didn't want to have to call any moms to come and get them at 2 in the morning. So, we rented Gremlins, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The Twilight Zone Movie. 3 somewhat creepy movies that you just can't go wrong with. Meme made her an eyeball cake. The picture really doesn't do it justice. It had the big eyeball on top and the little ones along the bottom. A pretty far stretch from the roses and daisies they have been learning in class - not to mention the cake was delicious!

India lit all the candles herself and served it up to everyone. After the moms all left (a few stuck around to have a glass of wine with me) the kids settled into their play while eating pizza and cheese straws. They did Bloody Mary (remember that - it is still cool) and they dressed up, then they started watching movies. Jason and I watched The Twilight Zone with them, then he and I retired to our room and gave up the house. (Kalib was smart and went home with Elijah for the night). The kids were great! They didn't make too much noise and Jason and I were able to get some sleep (which I have to say surprised me). I was having some allergy problems and had drank some Cold Care PM tea, so getting to sleep wasn't a problem for me. India told me Taylor was roller skating, but I didn't hear it, so she must not have been making too much noise or Jason would have heard because he is a much lighter sleeper than me. The girls all said they went to bed around 6, I don't know about that. I got up around 4 to let the dogs out and though all the lights were on, the TV was silent and it looked like everyone was asleep when I walked into the kitchen.

I was pretty proud of all the kids for being so great. Sometimes it can be trying when there are so many in one place for such a long time, but it seemed like when an issue came up, they dealt with it maturely and honestly, something most adults are not able to do. I really love all the kids that came over and am continually grateful for my children to have such wise other children in their lives and I am also thankful that their moms are all so great. I love knowing and being involved with my children's friends families. Somehow, it feels like it is supposed to feel. I feel in touch with their lives and I appreciate knowing who they are spending their time with and knowing what their friends lives are also like. Life is good and I am now the mother of a 10 year old. 2 digits. Crazy. Who would have ever thought it? Certainly not me... and she only gets cooler!
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1 comment:

  1. We appreciate being involved with our kids' families as well- one big happy family!!

    That is an awesome picture of India blowing out the candles- with some still lit and some smoking, and Kalib in the background! Hee!