Tackle It Tuesday – Hosting Our First Sleepover

by Susan

Tackle It Tuesday

Julia has been asking me for YEARS when she can have a sleepover.

Note: She asks when she can HAVE a sleepover, NOT go on a sleepover. She’s not quite ready for the idea of sleeping at a friend’s house yet.

But she’s always begged to have a friend or her cousin Olivia sleepover.

My requirement was that she learn to sleep in her own bedroom. (We’ve been a cosleeping family up until a few months ago.) Well, she has done it. She’s learned to sleep in her own bed and so I had to follow through with my end of the deal.

So this last weekend, we had her cousin Olivia sleepover on Saturday night. Our little sleepover party included my Julia – age 6 and my Sophia – age 3 almost 4 and Janice’s Olivia – also age 3 almost 4.

They had a blast. And I had a looooong weekend.

Julia woke on Saturday morning at 6:00 am asking when Olivia could come over to start the party. For the next three hours she begged for Olivia to come over. I tried to explain that she was likely still asleep, but she was bursting with excitement.

At 9:00 am, I called Janice and told her she could drop off Olivia for the start of the great sleepover party.

Saturday 11:00 AM, I updated my Facebook profile…

It was a crazy busy and exhausting weekend for me… but Julia, Sophia and Olivia had the time of their lives.

I updated Facebook along the way…

The girls played together wonderfully all weekend. They played at our house Saturday morning, then we went to Olivia’s and took the dog AJ out and picked blackberries and they ran around like only children can. Sunday morning after the successful sleepover, they repeated their routine with a morning of play at our house and an afternoon/evening picking berries and chasing the dog.

And yes, I reminded Janice that she is incredibly lucky to have me as a twin sister. LOL

The only trouble is now, the girls are incessantly asking WHEN Olivia can sleepover AGAIN!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of the Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and Facebook.com/5minutesformom.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Jimmy adams September 13, 2011 at 2:35 am

There is noticeably a bundle to learn about this. I assume you made sure nice points about Hosting Our First Sleepover. Thanks for this topic.

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2 Susie's Homemade September 13, 2011 at 6:32 am

What a great milestone to pass! We had cousin sleepovers a couple years ago. We tackled our first over night with Girl Scouts this year and that went well. I guess it is time to do the one-on-one non-family-friend sleepover now:-)

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3 Pattu September 13, 2011 at 10:05 am

A sleepover! You are *indeed* a wonderful twin.

I, at last, finished the swifter cover…

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4 Karlene September 13, 2011 at 10:29 am

Fun! Those rites of passage are so sweet. :)

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5 Wick September 13, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I remember one of our first sleepovers….about 7 girls all under 5, watching “Tangled” together. I’m not sure how much of the movie was actually watched that night. :)

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