The Peanut and her parents...we're a little nutty.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
The Thanksgiving Sleepover
We started a new tradition this year. On the night after Thanksgiving Alexa and I will do a sleepover in her bedroom. The plan was a movie and to stay up late. We even hung some pink X-mas lights for the occasion. We chose the movie, A Christmas Story because neither of us had seen it and we had won it in a raffle a couple of years ago so we thought we would give it a try. You can see the box on the bedside table. We hated it...I am pretty strict about what Alexa watches and this was not on the list but I thought, okay she is getting older so we'll just see how it goes. Swear words galore, meanness, just awful. It's funny because Alexa does not even know any bad words so every time they would say one I would sort of gasp a little and she would say "what mom?" Thank goodness for her innocence. So after 98 long minutes, Alexa was pretty sleepy at the late hour of 8:20 so she fell asleep. The deal was I would sleep in her bed all night which normally is okay with me as her bed is super comfy. But once the post nasal drip coughing started every 15 seconds from my little one, I was wide awake and wondering how I was going to fulfill that promise. I snuck out to the couch but a few hours later, she awoke and realized I was not in the bed. Needless to say it was a long night...but fun anyway. Here we are all snuggled up with Tika ready for the movie.
The Chief says he will start a tradition with her for the night after Christmas. Wonder what their night will be like?
I am a fortysomething mom of an amazing daughter that we adopted in 2006 from Hubei China. Alexa is 10 years old and lights up our lives everyday. I am married to my best friend, have 3 crazy dogs and love my life near the beach. We are soaking up life in CA in our new home and welcome you into our piece of paradise.