Sunday, December 17, 2006

Adventures in babysitting

Last night Lucas had his first "slumber party". Owen, Lucas' good friend, came over with sleeping gear, while his parents attended a Christmas party. He was just going to fall asleep here, not spend the entire night.

For the Cliffs Notes version, this is what it was like.

The evening started out innocently enough. The two were literally running around screaming from room to room like wild monkeys. Kevin was chasing/scaring them, which sometimes crossed the fine line to too scary.

Then we settled down for some dinner. Pasta with tomato sauce, meatballs and carrots. The boys tested their culinary talents by pouring water into their full pasta bowls. Owen seemed to approve as he kept eating his, but Lucas decided he didn't want watery pasta after all.

There was more general running around, then we thought it would be time to watch a movie, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", courtesy of YouTube. Since Lucas doesn't normally watch TV, he was mesmerized.

Owen was less so. After about 5 minutes they abandoned the movie in favor of...more running around.

I read the boys a couple books and tucked them in around 8:30. I fell asleep around 9, and could still hear them discussing which one was the bigger poopyhead and what-not as I drifted off to sleep.

Owen's parents came by around 10:30 and both boys were fast asleep.

The next morning Lucas woke up and the first thing he said was, "Where did you put Owen?" I'd say the slumber party was a success.

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