A couple weekends ago my friend (and next door neighbor) wanted to go out for her friend's birthday. Her husband was out of town so I offered to keep her son Cole overnight. Cole is one of Rylie's best friends. They used to go to school together, but since they live right next door they see each other all the time. They absolutely love each other and they always have a great time playing together!
When Cole came over they were both so excited! Cole didn't even seem to mind that his mom was leaving. We had a little dinner and then they played like crazy for a little while afterwards. Around 8:30 or so they got in their jammies and it was time to settle down and read a few books before going to bed.
After story time was over, we headed up to Rylie's room. Cole was going to sleep in his sleeping bag on the floor in her room. Those little stinkers took FOREVER to get to sleep! We have a video monitor in her room so we were watching all of their shenanigans. They were throwing stuffed animals at each other and giggling. At one point Rylie wanted to sleep on her sleeping bag so we got that out and set her up on the floor too. Next thing we knew they were in there smacking each other on the head and giggling some more. The silliness lasted for well over an hour. We were back and forth up there trying to get them to settle down. Finally we put Rylie back in her bed and told them if we heard one more peep out of them Cole wouldn't be able to spend the night again. That must have worked because it got quiet and stayed quiet.
The next morning we got up and had some breakfast and the kids played some more. Here they all are watching a movie.
They didn't sit still very long and decided to destroy my house instead. Hey, a messy house is a happy house, right? The kids had so much fun, and Rylie really enjoyed her first sleepover!
Now, my friends, I have to ask your opinion on this. I was telling a group of people at work about Rylie's sleepover with one of her friends that was a boy, and some of them were just appalled that I allowed him to sleep in her room. I honestly didn't think anything of it. He's three and she is two. Good grief. Can't kids be innocent for a while? Or am I just dumb? Do you see any issues with this? And if not, at what age do you think it becomes an issue? I would love to hear your thoughts!
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