Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Different Kind Of Sleep Over

Five is a funny age. They want so bad to be big and do big kid things, but they want mom within shouting distance while they do it. The buzz around here is all about having "sleep overs". Basically, Zach's friends want to crash on the boat. But they don't want to necessarily be away from mom or dad. We even had the classic middle of the night bail out recently with one sweet little girlfriend. So we took a different tack when Z's best friend Miss T asked for a sleep over this weekend. We brought our house to her house.

It's the best of both worlds. The kiddos got to spend the whole evening together, but her home sweet home was right outside our hatch.

She got to be away from baby brother, but mom and dad where just up the hill. Just in case.

I am happy to report, the kids played, giggled, talked non-stop, crashed, and woke up happy as can be. Then mom, dad, and baby brother strolled down from the house for breakfast aboard.

It's a good thing Z has more friends who live on the water. I have the feeling this won't be the last sail-up slumber party.


p.s. Z and I are hitting the road for some family visits. So posts here will be a little more sporadic for a week or so. ROAD TRIP!

11 comments:

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

oh how sweet! i would have loved to have a sleepover on my friend's boat right outside my own house!!!
have a safe and fun road trip!!!

Joy said...

Sounds like the best of both worlds in terms of 5yo sleepovers. :) I'll bet they had a blast. Have fun on your road trip!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

That does sound like the perfect sleepover solution. Have a great roadtrip.

TheSingingBird said...

I enjoy your blog so much. What a perfect way to give your son and his friend independence and security at the same time.

Thank you for sharing your life.
~Becky

Kimberly said...

Have a safe, wonderful trip. Already seems like ages since we have seen you. We'll schedule our sleep-over or maybe raft up when you are back in town.

Cam said...

You know I love a good road trip!

We've also experienced the late night return trip! How convenient to be able to just sail right up and be a short walk away!

Faith said...

Lovely post. We are also getting ready for a first sleep over, I love your solution. I am also envying your summer life on the boat...being outside so much looks heavenly!! Have a great road trip.

itsystitch said...

ha! such fun! sounds like a perfect evening!

Helen said...

SO much fun!

sunnymama said...

That sounds such a fun 'sleep over'! Hope you have a wonderful road trip :)

Jodie said...

That is amazing and different! So cool!

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