Friday, July 13, 2007

The Big Sleepover

My 5 year old son (if he read this he would quickly correct me and say, "Mommy, I'm 5 and 1/2!") had his first big sleepover last night. We went to a friend's house for a play date and my girlfriend asked if he would like to sleepover. Thinking he would probably be scared and say no, I asked him if he would like to spend the night with his buddy. Before I could even finish the sentence he immediately started jumping up and down, with a HUGE smile on his face and said, "yes, yes, YES!" He then asked how long he would be staying. I said, "one night," to which he quickly replied, "Can I stay longer?!" I have to admit, my ego was a little bruised. Humph! First sleepover, not a bit scared, not going to miss Mommy, and already wanting to stay longer.

I got home and received a call from my girlfriend. She said as a special treat they ordered pizza and could my son have a soda...and by the way she was also making brownies for dessert to celebrate the first official sleepover. She is such a great friend and such a thoughtful mommy. Oh the horrors....pizza, soda AND brownies?!! This kid is NEVER going to want to come home. EVER! And then I was informed that after I left he asked if I was gone yet, to which Peggy responded, "Yes, honey your mommy left. Do you need something?" And he got a big smile on his face and said, "Nope. I was just wondering." Oh, the first taste of freedom.

And then it came. 9:45 pm...the first phone call. He's a little scared and wants to talk to mommy. Ok, we talk through why he's scared, decide he's going to stay, say our I Love You's and hang up. 10:14 pm...call number 2. He wants to come home. So my sweet husband went and picked him up.

Now, I wasn't happy that he was scared and I wasn't happy that he didn't make it through his first sleepover, but I do have to say, it is a wonderful feeling to know that at least for now, I'm still loved and needed. Of course I wish it lasts until the boys are 50 and I'm gumming my food, but I'll cherish it for now....for as long as it lasts.

2 comments:

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Awwww...my oldest (she's 5, too) wants to have a sleepover so bad! I might let her stay over at my neighbor's at some point. She is best friends with their little girl who is six and she'd just be right next door!

I would have freaked over brownies and soda, too. I'm the soda Nazi. I will occasionally let the girls drink Sprite. ;)

HobbyMommy said...

I can't imagine my little people sleeping away! YIKES. I guess I better get prepared for it. Little Mister just turned 5 last week! And as for the soda, the little people in this house know they can't have Pop because it has high fructose corn syrup and that is a no no. On the other hand, none of us can get enough chocolate! Go figure!!

Thanks for your kind comments at HobbyMommy!