Nope.. I’m not expecting twins.. hee.. Though I would love to have more kids, I would have to do a lot (really a lot!) to convince my man before I can actually have another kid (or 2? hee..) ‘No money, no time, no energy, blah blah blah..’ These are very good reasons for me to understand why he doesn’t want more kids..
Anyway, back to the subject of this post–> Sleepover! We hosted our first sleepover for the kids last Friday! It all started with a Junior Monopoly board game we bought for Becky.. With a casual suggestion from Becky that we should have a sleepover, I decided to offer my place for Becky and Tricia to sleep over since I was not confident that Jocelle would be able to sleep over at someone else’s place..
Wendy and family picked Denise and Becky on their way to my place and they reached at about 9pm.. Tricia made herself comfortable the moment she came in.. Guess she’s not new to sleepovers.. Becky, however, seemed a little shy when she came in.. Anyway, they went straight into the kids’ room while we adults chatted for a while.. The mummies assured me that I could call them even at 3am if there was a need.. I assured them that I would keep the kids entertained too.. hee..
Tricia’s Dora bag
After the mummies left, hubby entertained the kids while I took my shower.. When I came out of my shower, hubby readily passed on the duty to me while he settled some chores..
Tricia got excited with the nail polish set that Brenda got for Jocelle and started painting her nails.. Jocelle of course joined in readily..
Look at my colourful nails!
Meanwhile, Becky got her Monopoly out and started dividing out the money enthusiastically while the others looked on..
However, Becky soon gave up playing Monopoly as the others did not seem to understand the rules of the game.. haha..
Then Tricia and Becky decided to use the Princess dressing table and put on some accessories..
Am I pretty?
They soon got tired of being pretty and decided to get domestic.. hee..
Let’s cook up a storm!
When it was 11 plus, I tried to make them sleep by laying two mattresses on the floor..
Ready to sleep??
Do you think they would call it a day? Fat hope! All told me that they were not sleepy! I then brought out the iPad to entertain them for a while..
Bedtime stories on iPad!
After a few stories, I got them to choose where they wanted to sleep before I switched off the lights.. Tried to talk them into lying down.. Told them I would let them bathe in my bathtub the next morning if they slept soon.. All except Becky were cooperative.. Becky insisted that she was not sleepy and sat on the mattress.. hmmm.. Although the other 3 were lying down, they were still not ready to sleep.. Soon, Jovan fell asleep on the mattress so I carried him to his bed to make space for the others.. Jocelle chose to sleep on the mattress and not her own bed.. After several unsuccessful attempts at making the girls sleep, I decided to show them the movie Charlotte’s Web.. I thought it would definitely make them fall asleep..
I switched off the lights in the living room and went back to my room after telling them to look for me if they needed assistance.. My eyes really could not take it any longer.. After some time, I went out to check to see if they were asleep but I found that Jocelle was the only one who fell asleep.. I carried her to her bed.. Yes! 2 down, 2 more to go.. I can do it! Haha..
I let the remaining 2 continue with the movie but soon after, both came into my room.. Tricia said her eyes were tired while Becky said hers were painful.. Told them they were tired and needed to rest as it was already 12.30am.. Tricia conceded defeat and decided finally to lie down and sleep.. It didn’t take long for her to enter dreamland.. Becky again said she was not tired and didn’t want to lie down.. She told me she wanted to go out of the room.. I went out with her to sit on the sofa.. She didn’t want to sleep with me on my bed.. I got her to lie down on a cushion on the sofa and started patting her and chatting with her.. Soon, and finally, she told me she wanted to sleep! I continued patting her lightly till she fell asleep.. Phew! It was already 1.30am when she fell asleep! I didn’t move her into the room for fear that I would wake her up..
I woke up a few times to check on the kids and at about 7.39am, when I went to check on Becky, I saw her stretching herself.. She’s awake! She saw me and said cheerfully, “I wake up very early, right?” Oh my! Yes! She’s very early considering that she only fell asleep at 1.30am! That’s only 6 hours of sleep! She’s going to need a nap in the day! I got her to go into the room to wait for her friends to wake up, hoping that she might go back to sleep again..
Soon, however, all the other 3 woke up.. Time for breakfast!
Tricia and Becky told me they would eat anything so I prepared pandan bread with cheese and milo for them.. Tricia didn’t like cheese after taking a bite so I gave her another piece of bread with tuna..
As promised, after their breakfast, I let them bathe in my bathtub.. Jovan was excluded though as he’s the only boy.. He couldn’t understand why we didn’t let him join the girls and cried as daddy showered him.. sigh….
Bubble bath time!
After their bath, Tricia started painting her nails again as the nail polish had been washed off and of cos, my vain princess wanted to paint hers too..
Nail spa again!
Meanwhile, Wendy called and said she would pick up the girls at about 10 am..
Jovan and Becky played with Playdoh for a short while before they decided that they didn’t like the gooey and sticky Playdoh..
Becky went into the room and asked to play with other toys.. I suggested Lego..
Lego? I don’t know what to build..
The 4 kids were playing together with some other toys when Wendy reached my place.. Becky was not ready to leave so she told Denise that she wanted to stay a while more with us.. We decided we could send her back while Jovan and Jocelle went for their Berries classes.. Tricia was very affectionate and hugged me real tight before she left.. She commented that my place was like a hotel to her.. haha.. Yes, she could play, paint her nails, stay up late and take a bubble bath.. It really seemed like a hotel stay to her.. 🙂
Shortly after they left, we had to leave for ARC..
Waiting for the car~
After we sent Jocelle for her lesson, we brought Jovan and Becky to Barcook to get some buns.. Jovan insisted that he was hungry and requested for a raisin cheese bun again! Becky chose to have a sausage bun as she loved sausages.. She said she could ‘eat sausages a million times’! haha.. She’s really adorable.. After Jovan finally went for his class, we bought a hot chocolate for Becky as she continued to eat her sausage bun while we had a cup of latte..
We hung around the mall for a while and Becky soon fell asleep while I was carrying her.. She must be tired with the little sleep she had.. Just when Jovan’s class ended, Becky woke up and said cheerfully,”I took a short nap!” haha.. A power nap really..
After that, we sent Becky back before we had our lunch at West Coast Plaza.. I was tired.. sleepy.. exhausted.. Mainly because of lack of sleep.. Hee.. Getting old already..
We made our way back home after lunch and it was already 4pm when I finished taking my shower.. I couldn’t take it anymore… I needed a nap.. and I took a nap till about 6pm..
No.. It’s not that I cannot handle 4 kids.. I am sure I can handle 4 kids.. hee.. I managed to entertain them fairly well, I think.. and they seemed to have enjoyed themselves… hee.. but I need them to sleep early.. not at 1.30am! Haha..
Well, it was a fun experience.. tiring but fun.. My kids enjoyed the company of their playmates too.. We can do this again in future… Maybe during the hols.. Hee.