So tonight marks a momentous occasion in the life of Kember. It was her first shot at a sleepover. We went over to Ira and Jeniel's house to visit with Jeniel since Ira is gone for two weeks. Kember wanted to play with her cousins, I wanted to get out of the house, and Jeniel needed Dan to help with with snow removal from her roof. So, off we went. We chatted, fixed the roof thing, ate dinner, played a game and when it was time to leave Kember didn't want to. Well, this is expected. She really likes her cousins, and despite the fact we live so close, she really doesn't see them all that much. Anyway, Jeniel said that Kember should stay and have a sleepover with her girls. I thought she was crazy. Four kids by herself? Nuts, I thought to myself...there is no way I would offer to do that. But Jeniel is super mom, and Kember really liked the idea, so...great, why not. A sleepover with cousins sounds like fun, and a great first. I wasn't completely convinced that Kember would go to bed or would even have fun after she realized we weren't there anymore, but I figured I was just flattering myself. I tried to explain it all to Kember, how we were going home, how she needed to go to sleep when she was told to, how she should listen to Jeniel...Then I said goodbye, got my hugs and kisses, told her I loved her, and left. Anyway, to make a long story short, Jeniel called about 9 and said that Kember really wasn't happy...at all. She put her on the phone and Kember couldn't say anything she was crying so hard. Mind you, when she cries at all, this is typical. Anyway, I told her that it was okay and that daddy was coming to get her. Poor Jeniel. I know, I should be thinking poor Kember, but I'm more worried about the effect it had on Jeniel. Hope she's okay. Well, I think I hear Dan coming back so well see how it went.
Addendum: When Kember got back I said, "You didn't want to sleep over?" and she said, "No, I sleep here. My bed." Too cute, and way good for my self-esteem.