Yep, my little/big girl and her bestest pal have been bugging us Mama's for weeks now to have a sleep-over. When asking Simone who will be sleeping at whose house she immediately puts her pal up on the chopping block...she's certainly not going to leave her house, her puppy dogs, her big bed and favorite pillows for a whole night, not unless Mama comes! So it is decided that J will spend the night at our house.
Squeals of delight are heard by both humans and canines alike throughout the greater Knox area.
So the day finally arrives. J packs her back pack with her favorite pillow, her comfiest pj's, her toothbrush, and of course the most beloved of her stuffed animals. This is the day they have been waiting for weeks!
We meet at the park for some live music, swimming and playground action. Lots of giddy excitement about the "big sleep-over". We decide to all go to the designated sleeping local (aka...my house) just to make sure the decision is in fact final.
All goes well, the girls get in their pj's and get their cuddly toys all ready and even go up and check out the bed, decide who gets what side and all that.
All goes well that is, until Mommy & Daddy are ready to leave. Then J decides to quietly pack her favorite pillow, her clothes from the day, her toothbrush, and of course the most beloved of her stuffed animals right back in her little back pack so she can go to sleep in her own house, with her kitty cats, her big bed and favorite pillows... and most importantly, her Mommy & Daddy right down the hall. No swaying her decision, she was simply going home...the sleep over was officially over.
Oh well, they sure tried! I guess the big sleep-over will have to wait a bit longer. I don't think any of us Moms and Dads are too sad about that...