Miss Sassy had a sleepover and not just any sleepover a Glitter Girls Sleepover, what was I thinking I hear you ask? Well it all kind of came about like this.
Miss Sassy is struggling with The Move this time, it’s her 3rd move in 5 years, she’s made great friends and 4 of them have even formed a Girl Band called The Glitter Girls. The Glitter Girls need a lot (a lot a lot) of practice but I’m fairly confident they have a future, so much so, that I’m already choosing my dress for the Brit Awards in 10 years time. The other week Miss Sassy was really miserable, upset that Daddy’s Big Bad Boss (sorry your Majesty!) was making us move again. As I was doing the dinner dishes I was thinking of ways to cheer her up and that’s when I had an amazing idea, we should have a sleepover.
So, without thoroughly thinking through what a sleepover might entail I got totally overexcited and leaving the dishes to do themselves I rushed through to the lounge to interrupt her Netflix viewing. Standing in front of the TV to ensure I was acknowledged I excitedly asked her, in a kind of high pitched voice ‘Do you want to have a goodbye sleepover party with the Glitter Girls? Wow! Me and my big mouth, you see this is typical of me, my Dad used to say Mouth in gear, brain in neutral. Really? What the hell was I thinking four 6 year olds girls, four 6 year old girls who do not stop talking, EVER.
Braai Boy had no choice in the matter, he was away and I made the decision. So, his first Saturday home he helped host The Glitter Girls Sleepover. That’s right, after 2 months away I know how to show my husband a good time ladies and gentlemen.
I will spare you all the sparkly, glittery details needless to say there was a braai, there was bickering, potions were made, ninja moves perfected, dance routines made-up and Glitter Girl games played. We put on the Crazy Daisy sprinkler, which they thought was the best fun, yes it was fun but it also meant we didn’t have to bath them. They slept in the lounge in army issue sleeping bags which they didn’t mind one bit ‘look we’re just like our daddies’.
We filled them with sugar whilst they watched movies and played games then expected them to go to sleep. I mean come on I’ve done this parenting malarkey long enough to know that sugar does not equal sleep. Braai Boy could not understand why four 6 year old girls would not do what he said, erm, that’s because they are 6 and ate all the sweets in the house.
On Sunday I was tired, Braai Boy was very tired, the Glitter Girls were very, very tired, we were all tired. All of us except Wee Man who smashed out a 12 hour sleep and was bright as a button. Sunday morning Wee man spent his time running round the garden in his PJ’s after being made an honorary member of the Glitter Girls and their ultimate side-kick, good job he doesn’t mind wearing fairy wings and having his nails painted.
You know what? The Glitter Girls told me they had the best time EVER and Miss Sassy had the biggest smile on her face so it was totally worth it. No sleepovers this weekend but maybe Miss Sassy and I will have a sugar free movie night.