Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sleep Over

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.

7 comments:

Mel said...

How fun, well the attempt anyway. It is funny who persistent kids are and then they end up not wanting it anyway. I hope when she came home she slept well.

The funny thing is is that I would have thought that Kember would have loved the opportunity because she is so independent. They will surprise us won't they!

Andrea said...

So glad I got the scoop before it was published. Hope she slept well!

grandma j said...

What a great, wonderful lesson for her to learn so young! I hope she will sleep over at Grandma J's sometime.

Loni said...

You must be a super mom for Kember to miss you. Give her a year or ten.

What a good daddy to go get her.

Rorie said...

Awww, how sweet. No worries, when she's a teenager, she won't want to be at home at all! :) (actually, I usually preferred having sleepovers at our house because then I had control of the TV.)

michelle said...

Sob....Kiersten had her first sleep over at 5 years. I have never had to pick my kids up, they have too much fun to call me on the phone for me to come and get them!!!

Teeter Family said...

Oh my! Great job to both of you! Kember for being such a big girl, and you for letting her! :D I think I'd be crying on the way home, but that's probably due to the hormonal mess that has become me lately. What a fun thing for her to at least try to do on her own.