Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sister Sleepovers

Another thing the girls have been enjoying much to my husband and my surprise is having “sleepovers” in our eldest’s room – an unprecedented FIVE nights and counting! It’s so funny, because they used to beg to have sleepovers in each other’s room and then they would be SO miserable and neither of them would get any sleep and the next time they would ask we would remind them about the misery from the previous experience. I don’t know if I shared this on here, but I think it was last year, they had a sleepover in my little girlie’s room and my husband got home late – around 11pm – and he went to check on the girls and our eldest was sound asleep, and the little one was sitting up in bed with her arms crossed in a huff. My husband asked her what was wrong and she pointed to her (sleeping) sister and said, “She’s annoying me. She needs to go to her room!” And my husband said, “Well, honey, how could she be annoying you? She’s sound asleep!” And the little one said, “She’s just annoying me! She needs to go!” They went back and forth on this and there was no reasoning with her, so my husband finally had to wake my poor sleeping child and get her to move into her own bed. That was a classic!

They have had to bunk in together on trips to visit family members, or sometimes if we have company and need an extra room for guests. I remember the last time we went to New Hampshire to visit our family, my girls were sharing an air mattress in the same room that my husband and I were sleeping in. The first night that we were there, I remember initially feeling tired and crabby that they were giggling and being silly and not getting to sleep. And then I thought to myself how lucky they are to have each other – I was an only child growing up – and that hopefully they will look back later in life and remember visiting the relatives and giggling all night!

My husband and I actually daydream about moving up to New Hampshire – we really love it – we’ve really thought about it, done a little research, compared school districts and things like that. He’s in a career where most companies want you to be willing to relocate – if he got a good offer to move up to New England, we would find it hard to say no! One thing I have thought about with moving, is how difficult it would be to leave family and friends, but how nice it would be for our girls to have a built-in playmate / confidante. Watching them snuggle together these past few nights, I can imagine them doing that if we were to ever move – helping to comfort each other in a strange, new house. How lucky they are to have one another! In spite of their occasional sisterly squabbles, I hope they always remember and appreciate how blessed they are to have a sister!

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