Well, not really ‘borrowing’. It’s more like a temporary adoption thing. 😉
Of course I’m talking about sleep-overs, the great tradition of allowing your children to have friends over to hang-out all night. The name is a misnomer since sleep rarely has anything to do with these activities.
I don’t mind the festivities too much. My children are pretty good at picking friends who are polite and basically well-behaved. Who can possibly mind a 13 yob who tells you what a great cook you are? And as long as it’s not my hand they’re filling with shaving cream, all’s well. 😉 I also find it’s a good opportunity to learn more about who my kids hang-out with…who they may or may not emulate.
So, from time-to-time our house will have a few extra kids on board. Yes, the noise level increases, as does the mess and number of dishes, but no worries. I don’t do the dishes anymore… that’s the kids’ job. 😉
What exciting plans do you have this weekend?