Yep...the saga continues, even as we speak!
We spent the afternoon and early evening with our good friends for J's 4 yr birthday party. As I gave the 15 minute warning my little/big girl pleaded...
"please Mama, can I please have a sleep-over here?"
With J quickly adding "oh please oh please can she stay?"
Now you have to know this, we have been friends with Mom & Dad there for 6+ years, the girls have known each other since Simone was 1 and J was born. So needless to say, its as close to family as we've got here, besides Aunt Jody (who lives in the same neighborhood and was at the party as well). The comfort level on all parts is pretty high for both the parents and the girls.
But still my Mama heart had a bit of a struggle. I honestly thought my dear dumpling would not be ready for this for a much longer time! And, well...I'm most certainly not ready!
But I was very out numbered...
So I thought hard about it and figured the worse that can happen is I'll have to get Adam up out of bed at 1 AM to retrieve her, right. (Yep, Adam...HE was the biggest pusher of the whole thing so he should have to drive in the dark!) After a dozen or so texts back and forth with updates on the night... the girls were sound asleep. No fear, no crying, and no missing Mama too much! Ouchy!
So now I am waiting for them to finish breakfast so I can zip super quick over there and scoop up my little/big girl and bring her home! I've missed her so much this morning!
I must say though, I really am proud of her...six months ago this wouldn't have ever been an option (for either of us). Each month she is getting more self assurance, and that really is a good thing.
Plus I got to sleep in past 7!