You know what is the worst part of being on the periphery of a slumber party? It’s really hard to decided, actually, because so much of it is horrible! I knew going into last night that the night might be rough, but I hadn’t prepared myself for the girls not falling asleep until 11:30 pm, and I certainly did not expect them to wake up before 5am this morning!! I also hadn’t factored in that the boys would get me up 4 times between those hours, so it all added up to me getting pretty much zero sleep. So, today was pretty rough. The kids were all very cranky, and honestly, so was I. There were multiple epic meltdowns, and I think we all let out a sigh of relief when it was time for everyone to go to bed this evening.
We had a birthday party this morning, which we didn’t even stay the entire time for because the meltdowns had already started. The afternoon had been rough, with a mandatory nap that the kids were not happy about. When we woke up, I decided to get them out of the house and after we discussed it, they wanted to go to the candy store and then the beach, so that’s what we did. Baby E had a total freak out at the beach that I was making him wear his coat and things didn’t get much better. Even in sleep, I hear Baby E tossing and mumbling his disappointment.
So acknowledging a certain amount to defeat, I’m going to put this day behind me and pray that a good night’s sleep will help us all. 🙂
On a happy note, C had a great time with her cousins and I am very glad they did the sleepover. However, if they ever do one again at Grandma’s house, I’ll be bunking in somewhere else! Ha! 🙂