Sunday, March 29, 2009

All That Secretes Estrogen is not Dramatic

"Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls." ~Anne Frank

It was with a wee bit of trepidation that we entered into the world of ten-year-old girls sleeping over last evening. Anne Frank had a point - girls can be moody, girls can be dramatic, and girls can be just plain nasty. You know it's true. Admit it.

But, not these five.

The girls made personal pizzas that reflected their own personalities
... and taste buds

These five, though they are not daily buddies - some of them didn't even know each other until Friday afternoon - had a wonderful time celebrating our daughter's birthday and just enjoying one another's company for 18 hours. I heard nary a disparaging word. Not an ounce of drama. And I stayed up almost as late as they did. (*ahem*)

A rowdy game of "telephone" ...

and "The Adventures of Ociee Nash" before bed

Now, boys - no, they don't tend to be moody or dramatic - just gross. That, coupled with the fact that he would have been a splinter constantly festering under the skin of the girls' collective finger, is why we sent the boy to stay with one of his friends (whose sister was here for the party.) Though we had five and that unsuspecting couple only had two, they deserve a bigger trophy - in the shape of a can of Lysol ... or a gas mask. Enough said.

But, the girls? Laughter and just plain fun ...

Someone Let the Dogs Out :)

Stacked-Mattress Surfing? But where's that pea, Princess?

I was surprised, delighted, and grateful all at the same time. And now I am just tired. And thankful.

Thank you for letting us come to your party, honey. I never thought I'd say this, but we had a great time!

Don't tell their moms, but in addition to staying up after midnight,
they hung out on the hammock in 47 degree weather! BRRR!


  1. Some of my greatest grade school memories were made at sleep-overs. In Arkansas, then, we called them "bunkin' parties".
    I'm going down Memory Lane here for a bit. The main staple of ALL our bunkin' parties were: Archie comic books (why Archie only, I do not know), 45 records with dance and/or lip sync competition, do-nuts for breakfast (my record was 10 do-nuts)...and a nasty girl drama that would take several hours to be mediated by whoever took on the peacemaker role for the night.
    I'm glad you were absent the "cat fights".
    P.S. Thanks for all your comments on my blog.

  2. Oh, sleepovers can be so wonderful or emotionally traumatic. I've been to both and praise the Lord it has been a long time! It looks like you all have so much fun. I love how they were jumping up and down and being silly. Boys have drama too, trust me, I hear about it on the way home from school every day and yes, they are gross. I guess the Lord knew that I would be a better mom with that.

    I love your quotes, too!


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