I was sitting here listening to Live with Kelly this morning and the subject of sleepovers came up. There was an article in a newspaper they read from and I’ll be danged if I could make it out. I paused and rewound and still couldn’t read what paper it was but it said that sleepovers aren’t always a good thing. Kids with separation anxiety and stuff. Bed wetters felt left out and so on and so forth.
Boy, I sure remember all my sleepovers. We had so much fun and during junior high. Every weekend someone had one. We laughed and told stories. We play the Ouija Board and the Magic 8 ball. We painted our fingernails and did funny things to our hair and sometimes we really got wild and crazy and made prank phone calls!! I know!! Stop the presses. We were BAD ass!
While I was trying to find the article they were talking about, I found this one. It pretty much says what we all already know. Know your child. Know the family, blah, blah, blah.
Now on the other hand, Paul grew up not allowed to have sleepovers or being able to sleep at anyone else’s house so he then thought our kids shouldn’t have them either but they had some. Not as many as I went to or had, but some. That led me to wonder if it’s just us girls that really loved them and boys, not so much. I don’t ever remember my brother going to or having any. I also don’t remember our “boyfriends” having them. The boys always slept at home or a fort or tent somewhere with maybe one other boy.
I know Bailey and Trinity have and go to sleepovers and I don’t think there are any problems and Christopher stays here, at Grandma Mona’s and Keegan’s sometimes so he’s fine with sleeping over but he’s kind of young yet.
What do you think? Were you allowed sleepovers? What did you do at them? Do your kids have them or go to them? Do you have to know the family really well? The child really well?
Why or why not? Share your memories.