Olivia has been begging to have a sleepover. She’s seen her brothers do it and wanted to do it too.
But if there is another person in the room, she doesn’t sleep. Therein lies the problem.
Last night, Gabe and Matthew were both having friends spend the night so our normal “schedule” was going to be messed up anyway. Plus, it’s summer and neither of us had to get up in the morning. All we have on our schedule for today is swim lessons and working out. It sounded like a perfect time to try a sleepover.
Olivia’s best buddy, Katie, came to her baseball game and was her helper out on the field. Then she came over, ate dinner with us, watched a movie with Olivia and then…wait for it…wait for it…slept over!!!! I told Olivia I needed to borrow Katie for a little bit, then let Olivia fall asleep. Once she was asleep, Katie went back in and went to sleep. It worked perfectly!
We just ate breakfast and then we’re off to swim. I’m not only so proud of Olivia for being able to do such a “normal” 10-year-old thing, but I’m so proud of her friend Katie too for giving it a try!! It could have been disastrous!!
These normal, mundane things are such a big deal at our house. I’m so thankful I get to appreciate them all!!