Friday, August 8, 2014

No Rest for the Weary...Parents

Flashlight flickers, 
nightgowned ghosts.
Muted snickers,
 sleepless hosts.

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  1. Muted snickers-so right! I even remember being told to be quiet myself from another parent. I've spent the night in my school with students a few times-that's another experience of no sleep!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Luckily there will only be 4 "nightgowned ghosts" in our living room. I'll have all day Sunday to recover. = )

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  2. Why do we bother to call them slumber parties, when there's less of that than anything else!

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    1. Exactly, Mary Lee! Not a whole lot of slumbering going on, but a lot of fun...for the kids. (and us parents, too, we just don't want to let on) = )

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  3. Fun and true! Nice, Bridget.

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    1. Thanks, Monica! The sleepover was fun, too. = )

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  4. Your last line is perfect, Bridget! I remember those days.

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    1. Thanks, Violet! Very little slumbering went on, but it was worth it. The girls had fun. = )

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  5. Nicely done, Bridget! Hope all goes well :-)

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! We survived...and had fun. = )

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  6. Hahaha, somehow I am reminded of my daughter's friends' sleepovers in our place. Muted snickers indeed. :)

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    1. Thanks, Myra! Plenty of muted snickers last night. Apparently they were playing charades at midnight. = )

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  7. Such truth (and fun) in that little ditty, Bridget-- I hope you survived!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! We survive though we are all a little bleary eyed today. = )

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  8. Sleepless hosts... oh man, mine are teenagers and it's STILL that way!

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    1. Thanks, Irene! My teen keeps me sleepless for a host other reasons. = )

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  9. Been there, Bridget. "nightgowned ghosts" is perfect for the way these little guest flit about. They do love those flashlights, don't they?

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Yes, there was flitting happening half the night. = )

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