My daughter had a sleepover on the weekend. Lots of whispering, giggles and a few little tears. I was happy when they all finally went to sleep about 11 pm but I could have done without the 5.30am start. For our first sleepover it wasn’t to bad and not at all as bad as some of the horror stories I have heard!

Posted anonymously, 30th April 2015

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  • When the grandkids sleep over I prepare myself for the interrupted sleep whether it’s the youngest needing a nappy change & a bottle or the older ones having bad dreams or disorientated getting up in the night to use the bathroom. They all love the fun part of jumping into Grandma & Pa’s bed in the morning but the rule is once there is daylight!


  • Isn’t it funny that one day we will have to drag them out of their beds…


  • Well done on surviving your first sleep over. I’m sure you can look forward to many, many more! With two girls, we’ve had so many I couldn’t count. But it is so much fun for them and really not too hard once they get a bit older.


  • We have a ‘swap’ sleepover arrangement with my son’s best friends. When we have a special occasion, like an anniversary or birthday, he goes to their house. When they have a special occasion, their boys come to us. Makes the cost of an evening out affordable – no babysitters – and you can stay out as long as you like!

    • That is such a great idea. I’m going to use it!


  • I have always found that generally kids are well behaved at sleep overs – its the grumpy tiredness that fits when they get home that is harder to deal with.

    • You are right! they are always tired when they get home and just a wee bit grumpy! ;)


  • I think you got off lightly if they actually slept at all!


  • Sleepovers are good fun and the kids have such a wonderful time.


  • Well done! I haven’t had a sleepover with my kids yet so thanks for the heads up on the early morning :)


  • 11pm is pretty good! Hosting sleepovers, even at an early age, is so good for you to get to know her friends. In teenagers that will be valuable to know who’s influencing her:)


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