Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sleep Overs

I enjoy the school year, because it gives me some "me time" to get work done at home during the day without interruptions considering I work at home. However, the kids drive me nuts with sleep overs. With two kids, they don't see anything wrong with someone sleeping over every weekend. But, sometimes I just get tired of someone else's child always being here on the weekends. It just gets out of control sometimes, because they think they should take turns with the sleep overs or even overlap the sleep overs sometimes. What they don't understand is we don't always want kids here every weekend.

The house is always messy when there are sleep overs and it becomes difficult to sit down and watch a movie because of all the noise. Then let's add they plow through the junk food when they have sleep overs. What do kids like to do during sleep overs? They like to run around being loud because they are excited to be having a sleep over and eat. Which means there is going to be an extra trip to the store to replace all the food they went through over the weekend. I think it is completely understandable to not want sleep overs every weekend. Maybe we would like some quiet time or invite adult friends over for some drinks and adult conversation and be able to hear one another speak without having to mediate between the kids or asking them to settle down. But, kids really don't seem to understand that we would like to be able to enjoy our weekend too occasionally, we are just being unfair or some how playing favoritism if they are the ones we are saying no to that weekend.


  1. I am so with you. I've had to put down the law recently. I said that, while I'm okay with sleepovers in general, I do NOT want to see sleeping teenagers in my living room when I come down to drink my coffee, eat some cereal, and watch the news. Luckily, my last child will be going off to college in a few months. And part of me is happy to know that I'll soon get my house back. Is that bad?

  2. Especially since I can throw the nutless dog outside if he/it gets on my nerves.

  3. No, it's not bad. I still have a ways to go. Mine are only 11 & 12. They just don't seem to understand, sometimes we'd like our home to be our home, not our home run over with with kids.


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