When is the right age for your child's first sleepovers? I have no idea, but Isabelle has been asking for quite a few months now. As I cannot see a reason why not to let her do it, I tested it when I was on a blogging event 3 weeks ago. My friend's husband was looking after 3 children that night, and Isabelle was so excited that when I tuned up at about 10.30, I was told that she had just fallen asleep. Apparently they had a very good time with her "boy" friend.
Anyway, I wasn't planning the next sleepover just 2 days later, but I received tickets to the IMAX and really wanted to go. We never go anywhere with daddy as we have no babysitting, and when my mum flies to London to stay with us, we usually have many plans, but never fulfill them. This time I decided it was time to ask one of my friends to do me a favour, and she was absolutely fine with Isabelle staying overnight. We had her son before Christmas for a few days and nights, and Isabelle loved sharing her bedroom with him, so they both were very excited they would be having another sleepover.
This was Isabelle's first proper sleepover. The next morning daddy went to pick her up, and they went swimming together. When they got home for lunch, I couldn't wait to see her, cuddle her and squeeze her. When I answered the door she just acted like she saw me a few minutes ago, but then she realised I had tears in my eyes and was asking why. I explained that it was her first sleepover and then she was telling me all about it. When I spoke to my friend, she just confirmed that Isabelle was well behaved and they had no problems at all. I was very pleased, and now we are entering a new era, the sleepovers era!
Is it strange that both Isabelle's first sleepover buddies were boys??? Anyway, she really wants her girl friends to come and stay over night, so we have to do so soon, as we will be spending most of the summer in the Czech Republic. How exciting!