Friday, August 8, 2014

No Rest for the Weary...Parents

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

18 comments:

Linda B said...

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!

Mary Lee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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) = )

Anonymous said...

Fun and true! Nice, Bridget.

Violet N. said...

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

Tabatha said...

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

GatheringBooks said...

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

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

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

Irene Latham said...

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

Joyce Ray said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

Bridget Magee said...

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

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