Am I the only mom out there that really despises sleepovers? When I hear the word I just cringe. I become unglued. What is this obsession that children have with always having a sleepover? I just don't get it. When we were kids it just never came up except maybe a birthday sleepover once in a blue moon.
Well, my 10 year old son asked for a sleepover at 4:30 today. First, sleepover to me means you are the one sleeping over at someone else's house, right? And second, why in the hell are you asking me at 4:30 on a Friday? Well sleeping over at his friend's house is not what he meant, he wanted to have his friend spend the night at our house. James said, "Mom if you don't let Jack spend the night, then he won't invite me over for his birthday party and we won't be friends!" He also counted how many times Jack has had him over, and said it was his turn. Turn, I didn't know they kept tabs on that kind of thing. Basically the look on my face said, "and I care why?"
I'm sorry, its true I wasn't very nice, but I said, "he isn't a true friend if he does that." I don't know if its me wanting to just lounge on a Friday night and not have to be responsible for someone else's kid, but if any of you have followed me the truth be known, I don't like kids very well. I know, I know, its crazy since I have 2 of my own, but really kids drive me crazy. The fact that they want to stay up late and make noise just to make noise makes me bonkers, and I'm the one, not my husband, that has to go down and be the meany and tell them its bedtime.
On most days I know I enjoy my own children, but at least with your own children you can remind them of their manners and tell them to close their mouth while chewing, or tell them to please not talk with food in your mouth. But, I think when they aren't your children I don't think you are allowed to, are you? I'm afraid I would totally embarrass James if I did tell his friend to stop eating like a vulture.....hmmm, tempting!
Anyway, I page my hubby to see what he says and he said, "well, you always say no, so, shouldn't you say yes this time?" Oh, thanks honey just make me out to be the heavy. Ok folks, are you ready? I said yes, yes its true. We are having a sleepover. Yea me, can you feel my excitement? I guess I'm doing it mostly so James won't ask again for a while and maybe because I don't want him to lose a friend, but for the record I still think it stinks that a so called friend counts how many sleepovers and says, "now its your turn to invite me!"
Well at least my hubby got pizza so I don't have to cook tonight and maybe...I'll have a beer or two, just don't tell Jack's mother!