The Wife and I are pretty smart, if we do say so ourselves. We have completely mastered the art of the sleepover. Now, I don't mean to say that we are really good about inviting our kids' friends and cousins over to our house for a sleepover, and then arrange them in geometrically-exact shapes in their sleeping bags. No. In fact, we aren't very good about inviting our kids' friends and cousins over for sleepovers at all. I think in the three years and ten months that we have been parents, we have hosted exactly two sleepovers. The thought of having even more kids in our house at bedtime gives the Wife and me an acute case of the screaming willies.
So, no, I am not bragging about our ability to host sleepovers. Instead, I am bragging about our ability to have other people host our kids for sleepovers! Our kids (at least the two older ones, the Girl and the Boy) get to have sleepovers all the time. It's awesome! The Wife and I have perfected the Art of the Sleepover, and I am happy to tell all you parents out there what our secret is.
|The Art of the Sleepover, Rule #1: Always bring a packed bag!|
Next time you really need a night away from your kids, just follow the instructions I laid out here. The Art of the Sleepover is guaranteed to work 100% of the time. And if not, try it at somebody else's house. As long as it's not mine.