Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Gigglepalooza

1. Having my daughter's friend spend the night reminds me of what it was like to be a kid, giggling and squealing and squeezing out the very last drop of energy in order to stay awake.

This is the real reason we don't give children coffee.

2. Spend-The-Night. Notice the words. There is nothing in there remotely hinting of sleep or even a tiny yawn.

3. To tell the truth, (and don't tell my daughter) the girls went to sleep a lot better than my friends and I ever did. I was the kid who kept talking and telling stories to keep everyone else up.

Tee hee hee...

4. The toys are all different. So far, I haven't tripped on a Slinky on the stairs.

5. The cat just came out of hiding. She usually gets under the bed when things are too loud and rowdy. Last night, I started to join her. (Hey Maggie, scoot over.)

6. The girls made crafts. Y'all know I'm all about the crafts! Yesterday they painted rocks to look like ladybugs. They turned out so cute.

And yes, I painted one, too. Mine is a butterfly.

7. One of our real-live-butterflies emerged yesterday morning. It is so beautiful. My daughter wanted her friend to see it so badly and she thought she would miss it.

It was the sweetest treasure of God's Creation for them to share together.

8. More craftiness... we went to the pottery place and the girls painted some cool critters. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

And did I mention I painted a rock yesterday?

9. McDonald's drive-thru. What did Mrs. Ingalls ever do without it?

10. The good thing about my daughter having a friend over to play and spend the night is that I can take a minute here and there to actually blog without any interruptions. And it isn't even 3:30 AM! It's like being at the blog spa.

11. This entire girly giggle party reminds me of the times I hauled my Snoopy knock-off sleeping bag to a friend's house and slept on the floor. The floor.

How did we sleep on the floor when we were kids? It's like Kool Aid is some sort of unnatural muscle relaxant/joint relief and we can just sleep wherever we fall.

Then one morning we wake up after sleeping on the floor and we can barely walk from the MASSIVE BACK PAIN.

I'm just sayin'.

12. Giggly girls are just one reason it's great to be a mom.

13. And the real reason moms drink coffee.


ValleyGirl said...

Sounds like you're having a fun week!!

Kelli said...

Wouldn't it be so cool to have a Blog Mom Spend The Night?

Brenda said...

Ooooh, I'm with Kelli. I'll bet we could out-giggle the girls.

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

Very cute how it all came back around. I especially like #10.

Oh, and a Blog Mom Spend the Night? Can I come too? Better make it two nights for playing and the next for sleeping 'cause there'll be no mercy from the family next day.

I'm just sayin'. ;)

Lori @ The Simple Life at Home said...

This was an adorable post! I think the same things when my daughter has friends over. Ah, youth! Hope you are having fun!

{Karla} said...

when I taught 1st grade, one of my favorite activities was having the caterpillars to watch. I always managed to see them emerge from their cocoons. AMAZING!!!


Linda said...

#5 cracked me up. As the kids have gotten old, I tend to retreat far, far away! And I have to say that your rock painting surely underscores the maxim, "Simple pleasures are the best."

Roxanne said...

Oh, we are going to have our own version of this here tonight. . .a 9th birthday party sleepover with our three little friends from church. You made me look forward to it even more!!!

Tammy said...

These were so fun to read!!! Loved it!
This reminds me of my first slumber party last year with a bunch of giggly girls...they did crafts and snuggled on the floor in sleeping bags.

Kool-aid muscle relaxer and blog spa...LOL, great stuff! :D

Tam said...

Hi, my name is Tam. I found your blog on Mandys (just a girl) site. I really, really enjoyed this post. My oldest is my 13 yr old daughter and I love to hear her and her friends just laugh, talk and sing worship songs together. It just makes the future look so promising and hopeful!

Love your sense of humor! I'm gonna enjoy visiting you here...