What Happens At A 10-Year-Old's Sleepover Party, Stays At A 10-Year-Old's Sleepover Party
It is 2:00 a.m. and I am trying to quiet down a group of nine and ten-year-old boys who are "sleeping over". They seem to be ignoring my presence and keep on with their riveting discussion:
"Who has a girlfriend?" asks one.
"I'm single and mingling," answers the tiniest of the group.
"Girls are too expensive," says another.
At this point I have two choices: sink into the wall and keep listening, or speak up and end the conversation before I burst out laughing (or crying). I chose to speak up. After all, it is 2:30 in the morning; my son, the birthday boy, is already asleep, and I have learned from experience that the things I hear at sleepovers can never be unheard. Most importantly, I am afraid of the judgement of some of the boys' mothers. After all, one is a flight attendant for Air Canada and we know how strict they can be.