I’m getting ready for a sleepover … my three-year-old granddaughter is coming. I’m requesting, and getting, helpful hints from her mother to make this an easy and enjoyable experience for us all.
No. 1 She prefers baths over showers and you can kill a good 30-45 minutes if you toss in a few pieces of recycle for her to fill up with H2O and dump out.
No. 2 Do NOT attempt to brush her hair, it will not go well 😉
No. 3 She has been trying to be helpful but it’s still iffy if it will actually BE helpful in the end – I am warned to pick my battles 🙂
No. 4 Bathroom breaks – “I swear she only goes twice a day!”
No. 5 FYI, when she says she needs to go…she needs to go NOW!
No. 6 Encourage her to take a bathroom break but she usually just screams at me, “NOOOOO I WENT YESTERDAY !!!!”
No. 7 She loves to wash her hands but watch out or soap could be all over. I am pretty sure she thinks she is a surgeon and needs to scrub in 😉
Breakfast: cereal cereal cereal; fresh blueberries (I am cautioned that if she thinks the blueberry is purple she will scream and refuse to eat); she also eats oatmeal from time to time but I am supposed to lie and tell her the brown sugar is cinnamon – you would think she’d like the sugar – [sigh]
Lunch: She will likely ask for cereal cereal cereal; but to her credit this little girl will also eat pita and humus and cucumber.
Dinner: She might ask for … cereal, cereal, cereal. I am advised to call all meat chicken, even if it isn’t. And she’s been eating burgers lately but I am warned it can be disturbing to watch 🙂
Last snack: One guess … cereal, cereal, cereal.
She has spent a good part of her day “packing” her bag for her sleepover – so far she has markers and a colouring book – apparently the essentials. And she has told her mother not to call her while she is at Nana and Papa’s – wonder what that’s about – as mother says, “Where’s the love?”
She asked to watch the sunset last night and Daddy and Mummy both said, NO way!!!” 😉 Maybe?? – not too sure about that …
So much fun. She is bursting with excitement – “Three days! Mummy I stay 3!!!!! SLEEEEEP (arms wide open) OOOOOVERS!!!!!!”
Actually, it’s only two but we won’t tell her that 🙂