July 16, 2012


Know what I learned over the weekend? I'm glad I'm not the father of nine girls.

Though Mia's official birthday doesn't happen until the 22nd, we had her party over the weekend. We went with the hip new trend and had a lateover.

Lateover: A party occurring late in the day which involves dinner and other activities followed by a movie in sleeping bags and PJs sprinkled with fits of dancing and screaming after which you kick kids out of your house before any actual sleeping takes place. This ensures that they will be returned to their actual parents to deal with bed time and/or any after-effects of residual sugar-highs.

So, yeah, we did that. It went pretty well. Mia absolutely loved it and everyone seemed to have fun. Beth and I, well, let's put it this way - we were glad this was something that ended after four hours. Which means we're really screwed when it comes time for actual sleepovers.

Posted by Chris at July 16, 2012 8:02 AM

What an awesome idea. Too bad they weren't trendy when my girls were little. And yes, you're screwed when sleepovers start. I'm not sure why they're called sleepovers since neither the parents nor the kids get much sleep.

Posted by: Carolyn at July 16, 2012 9:18 AM

In Boston that's called a "sleepunder." Greatest invention ever.

Posted by: Karen at July 16, 2012 9:24 AM

"almost sleepover" here in Connecticut...

Posted by: Kaz at July 16, 2012 11:14 AM