It was 2:30 a.m. when I dragged myself down the stairs into the basement. I found the girls and their friends playing "Beat the Parents" with the music blasting around them. They were laughing so hard they snorted and cried. It was wonderful.
We promised them that they could have lots of sleepovers this summer. They started asking nearly as soon as we came back from Spring Break. It was nearly top of their summer activity list.
They have been busy with other activities, so sleepovers just rose to the top of the list. The girls and their friends camp out in the basement with their sleeping bags and stuff. They come upstairs when they are hungry or need a bathroom. Otherwise they stay in the basement doing whatever middle school girls do.
All we know is there is plenty of laughter floating through the vents. It seems that their sleepover plans are as much fun as they had hoped.