- One of them is excited to spend the night but he's never done it before.
- One has spent the night at someone's home before but is "going through some fear issues" right now.
- One thinks he wants to stay but his mother is less certain.
- One looked me in the eye last week and said "no way" was he spending the night.
My plan is to have a plan.
They're coming over at 5pm so they have time to get crazy and make a mess before I feed them. Pizza, of course. Plain cheese pizza for four boys and a veggie lovers for the Party Boy. Because my baby is unusual.
After dinner there should be time for more wild and crazy play before I break the news that they have to clean up the room to make room for sleeping. I'll make them all get in pj's, then come downstairs for some short movie-like-product. Then bed-- a pile of sleeping bags on the floor.
If I aim to have quietishness by 9pm, I hope that all wimps will have wimped by 10pm. I want all wimping out to happen before 10pm. If you want to go home, that is fine. Let's call your parents and see you off. Not a problem. BUT! If you choose to fall asleep, you should want to stay. Because I don't want to have to phone any parent in the middle of the night.
Oh! And I should remember to make everyone use the bathroom right before they fall asleep. Please no wet-the-bed kids!