Wee one had a sleepover last night. I try to keep them to a minimum if I'm honest. A housefull of overexcited 10 year olds gets noisy and inevitably ends in tears.
Last night was no exception unfortunately due NOT to over excitement but illness. One of the friends was feeling a tadge under the weather when she arrived - and you would let your child go on a sleep over feeling unwell because??? And the other friend arrived with an already sore foot or so I was to discover later.
Anyway...I dutifully did the making cakes with them then they went to play while I whipped up some homemade pizza bases for them to throw on their own toppings.
That went down well and one of wee one friends said she didn't usually like pizza but that pizza was wonderful. Bless her. As a lot of wee one's pal think cakes come from the shops or out of packets it was probably a shock that pizza's didn't come out of a box too.
So sometime after pizza they came down wanting to play Twister
I did say I didn't think it was such a great idea on pizza tummies but who ever listens to their Mum? LOL
One of wee one's friends - see above when I said one of them was not feeling well already - was subsequently sick. I did the back rubbing, clearing up, phoning home thing. Dad dutifully turned up, administered a cuddle and it was decreed that she was going to still stay the night. Ummmm ok then.
An hour or two later I had one friend crying over a sore foot that her Dad, after a phone call told me oh yeah it's been playing her up all week, and the vomitting child vomited again.
Once we'd phoned vomitting child's house for someone to come and get her, child with sore foot was crying and wanting to go home too. So I phoned her house and was told by her Dad 'oh I thought this might happen' Well thanks for the heads up there!!!!!!
So after everyone had gone home I was left with one sobbing child left feeling very sorry for herself. We tucked ourselves up in my bed with one of her favourite things, family albums and we giggled until far too late and she went to sleep a happy wee one again.
Me? Bloody exhausted! Who invented sleepovers?