Another Sleep(less) Over

I’m beginning to believe I am my own worst enemy. This past Friday night my daughter held her belated 14th birthday party. She invited 3 girlfriends to “sleep over”, I use that term loosely since there was little to no sleep happening, to help her celebrate.

All the guests arrived by 6 pm. Pizza was ordered. Even a small cheese pizza for her one friend, M., who has chosen the path of vegetarianism (I had meat pizza. What can I say, I’m sucker for real bacon.) The girls laughed, ate, played Truth or Dare and watched movies. After chocolate cake and presents (she got a gift card to EB Games, Squinkies and homemade bath salts – pretty nice loot) the girls played Dance 2 on the Wii.

My son and I were avoiding the overwhelming amounts of teenage estrogen by hiding camping out in my room and watching cop shows on my laptop. We’re especially fond of NCIS. I heard some kerfuffle in the bathroom and then Rian came into my room and asked for “a bowl to wash their feet” – they were giving each other mani/pedis. I found the basin, gave the girls the nail polish remover and begged them to be careful. They assured me everything would be fine.

When NCIS was over Alexi and I watched The Mentalist then I went back out to check on the girls. My living room looked like Ardene exploded in it. The floor was littered with a myriad of nail polish bottles in a rainbow of colours. There were towels, blankets, hair scrunchies, head bands, socks and moisturizers scattered amidst the pillows, DVD cases and board games. The girls were having a great time. I could tell by the mess.

At 2:30 am I checked on them again. M. had lost the fight to stay awake and was curled up on one end of the sofa in peaceful oblivion. I envied her ability to sleep admid the chaos. The other three girls were still awake watching 13 going on 30 through half-open eyelids. I bid them good night and told them not to wake me before 10 am. (in hindsight I should have noon)

The next day they played games, giggled (it was a giggle-fest) and tidied up. Ok, I’m exaggerating on the tidying up. The main thing was all four girls had a good time and I would let them have another slumber party here without it being a special occasion. Maybe next time I’ll join them. (I really am insane!!)

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4 Responses to Another Sleep(less) Over

  1. Susan A says:

    “my livingroom looked like Ardene exploded in it” — Holly, you DO have a way with words! — made me chuckle, and brought back fond memories.

  2. Holly says:

    Thanks, Susan! I do try to paint a picture with words πŸ™‚
    Glad I could take you on a fond walk down memory lane.

  3. Hee, hee…I say if those girls LET you join them, then get on in there, Mom! Sounds like a total blast to me!! πŸ™‚

  4. Holly says:

    Absolutely!!! I think I’ll LET them have another party on the condition that I get a mani/pedi too πŸ˜‰

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