Thursday, April 3, 2008

First Sleepover. And stuff.

The girls are having their very first sleepover tonight. Their friend, Caroline, from church and also in Lexi's class at school, is staying with us tonight. I'm not sure who was more excited...Lexi, Ashton, or Caroline. We started the afternoon with half price slushes from Sonic. Pink ones ofcourse. Then we came home and played "having babies in our tummies" until I suggested they play something else like dress up or clean mommy's house. For real. Is my child the only one obsessed with having a baby in her tummy? She ALWAYS begs to watch "A Baby Story" on TLC and I kind of let her because it's not graphic or anything, but it IS reality. Maybe she'll grow up to be an OB/GYN or a labor and delivery nurse or an anesthesiologist, or better yet...A MOM! After realizing that Oprah was on in the background, and it was about the pregnant MAN, yes, a man, I realized I might should turn the t.v. off as Oprah was asking questions about growing a penis and LORD, what would Caroline go home and tell her mother that she heard at PASTOR CARY'S HOUSE! For Heaven's sake! So I did what I had to do to get their minds off of giving birth. We went outside and drove the little yellow hummer onto people's lawns, people who pay big bucks for their yards to look pristine. And then we crashed the hummer into the lawn furniture. It was an accident. No one was injured. Well, except for the furniture, which came crashing down, but fortunately not on top of anyone. We put everything back together and then loaded up and went to KFC for some good ol' greasy fried chicken. Nothing's too good for my guests. And in the car, the Big ol' hungry spider made an appearance, which was a BIG hit. (Daddy's version of the insy winsy spider.) And then a Kirk Franklin song came on the radio and oh my soul, the sista in me comes out when I hear me a Kirk Franklin song. Seriously, click on that link. I'll give you $20 bucks if you can sit still thru that song! And I'm sure Caroline will go home and tell her parents about that crazy pastor Cary and Ms. Heather and how loud their music is and they danced REALLY funny when this one song came on the radio. And then we came home and ate ice cream cones on the back porch. By then, the girls were so dirty and sticky that I had to throw them in the tub, which I'm sure might also sound strange to Caroline's parents, especially because they all bathed together. And 30 years ago, that would not have been wierd, but today it kind of is. Everyone is now sleeping soundly. They fell asleep watching Air Buddies in Lexi's room, which is probably also a taboo. I can hear it now. "Mom, Lexi has a TV IN HER BEDROOM!" I always had a t.v. in my bedroom growing up and never thought twice about it when I had my own children. But apparently it's a no-no these days??? And to that, I will use Lexi's new favorite word (which she probably learned from watching t.v. in her room). "Whatever." But all in all, a fun filled sleep over is being had by all. Oh, but the sad part...Caroline is moving to Mexico soon. Her parents are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible translators. Every time Lexi makes a good friend, either we move or they move. It stinks. Thank God for webcams!


Kim said...

One time, when we had friends over, I went upstairs and the door was closed (a no-no in our house-especially when friends are girls) and my oldest (6 at the time) and my friend's daughter (also 6) were playing having a baby. She had a pillow under her shirt and as I raised my eyebrows and crossed my arms, Corin looked at me and said, "Don't worry Momma, I'm not going to cut the baby out of her." All my babies were C-Sections and right then I was G-L-A-D. We did have a conversation about not playing Mommy and Daddy on the top bunk, though.

Ashley said...

It's weird for the kids not to all take a bath together?? Um, oops.

Kids shouldn't have T.V.'s in their rooms?? Oops again!

I don't think I'm part of the norm anymore either!

At least Lexi doesn't go around quoting Family Guy! Yeah, you can thank my husband for that one!

Stephanie said...

I want to have a sleepover at your house!

Mel :-) said...

How fun that your girls had their first sleepover!! Sounds like they got to do lots of fun stuff! :-)

circus of love said...

Snow buddies is our new favorite movie. We haven't even seen Air Buddies. It does sound like lots of fun!!