To sleepover or not to sleepover, that is the question.
Sleepover, slumber party, whatever you call it; we’ve tried it before. She’s keen, she wants it, her friends want it, but then when it comes time to the actual sleeping part, well, she doesn’t even do that at home, much less at some one else’s place. Of course Melatonin helps, but a strange bed, in a strange house, well… it never ends well.
Not even at my mums – where she goes regularly – does sleep come easily. Last week it was nearly midnight before she drifted off, and that was with her melatonin, her collection of teddies, in a familiar place and with mum lying next to her.
There was one time when kind friends offered to have her for a night while we had some much needed respite. She ended up in bed with them at 2 in the morning. Made for awkward breakfast conversation the next day.
Today was the first day of school for term four, and tucked away in the newsletter was mention of the class sleepover. At school, in the cafeteria I believe. Later this month on a Friday night, after a full week of school.
Of course she wants to go, she’s desperate to go. She must go apparently.
I asked her on the way home tonight ”what will you do when the other kids need to sleep?”
She responds “it’s not a problem, no one is planning on actually sleeping”
Tell me, do you do the sleep over thing? If you do, how do you prepare for it?