Saturday, January 31, 2009
Last night I had 5 (at first) and then 4 (one got sad) girls spend the night. I didn't have sleepovers when I was younger because there was no money, plus mom was always at work to support us. I mean, I usually spent the night at my best friend's house, but there were no big ones until we moved to MD. I knew when I was younger that I wanted to be a "Cool Mommy". Which, at the time, meant letting MY kids do whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. I was usually mad at mom at the time! Now, of course I know that being a young parent means a finer line I have to walk...be a parent first, then a "cool" parent. However, I love to give Samantha experiences that I didn't have, and that includes sleepovers. I kept my friend's three last night, plus another one from another friend, and I am so blessed that my best and dearest friends have kids about the same age and that our kids are friends. It was crazy and loud, but we had tacos, banana splits, and dancing! I love that I am not always popular, but most of the time my kid thinks I am pretty cool. If I were always the cool mom, then I would not be doing the job I was hired to do...and that is raising my kid to be smart, honest and well-behaved. Sometimes, though, it's fun to be cool.