On Saturday, my best friend's little boy Andrew came to stay the night. Ethan has been asking for a sleepover for a few months now, so we planned a weekend and just dove right in. Ethan had a blast and the boys got along well. It was definitely an experience and quite fun, but here's what I learned through this experience:
- Adding just one more kid to the mix ups the level of chaos exponentially. Wow! I thought Ethan was a loud talker, and he is, but Andrew is as well. It was LOUD!
- I am capable to telling someone else's kid what to do. I thought I'd be uncomfortable or worried that I wasn't approaching things the way his parents' did. Turns out I will approach things my way and that's the way it is at Ethan's house.
- Kids don't need sleep. I remember sleepovers, staying up all night and talking into the early morning hours. I was a teen, though. Apparently little boys do the same thing....until midnight anyway.
- Watching the kids play together and sit together while watching a movie is pretty awesome. It's nice to see them interact with one another. I thoroughly enjoyed that part.
And so it goes....the first sleepover was a success.