I had a slumber party Friday night with my two nieces. The oldest is six and the youngest is four. They are both absolutely wonderful and I loved having them. I am not a mother, so I don't have the experience with children that some have. For instance, when the youngest told me her belly was hurting, I said, "Ew, don't puke on me."
She laughed, so I guess it wasn't that horrible. Anyways...they do not get to spend the night with me a lot because most of the time they miss their mommy too much and want to go home before 10:00 pm. So much to my surprise, they were both actually really excited and they both stayed the whole night without crying.
So I thought I'd share with you all how I kept a 6 and 4 year old entertained and had lots of fun doing it.
As soon as they arrived, I made them some kick-ass chicken nuggets that they smothered in ketchup. We had some very yummy strawberry juice boxes to accompany them.
I had bought them some crafts to do at our local party store and they absolutely loved them. They were just wooden cut outs of butterflies and lady bugs that they painted. Granted, I had paint all over my kitchen, but they had a blast.
Then we gave each other make overs and played dress up. They actually packed a bag with tons of dress up clothes and we had a fashion show. I pretty much took pictures and announced their fabulous entrances.
Next, we played Just Dance on the Wii, which was a huge hit. If you haven't seen this game, you should definitely look into it, whether you have kids or not. This is kinda what it was like watching my nieces, except they didn't have as much rhythm as this girl. Don't tell them I said that.
After that we made awesome ice cream sundaes with lots of sprinkles and chocolate syrup.
Then we ate some popcorn and watched Scooby Doo. I really have no clue how the little one's tummy stopped hurting after all that junk food, but half way through Scooby Doo she was ready for bed.
I made them a bed next to mine, but they both crawled in bed with me anyways. So, the three of us and my overweight dog slept soundly.
The next morning, at 6:30 a.m., which I haven't seen in YEARS...no I don't do 6:30 a.m., we got up and ate cereal. Then at approximately 7:00 a.m. we were playing Just Dance again. We played that game until 10:00 and then switched to Mario. And the six year old kicked my butt at Mario. It was sad...and she made fun of me.