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    Default A confession.....please tell me I am not the only one.....

    I have just realised that I cannot stand it when my DD (who is 6) has friends sleep over.

    In my mind it should be easy because there best friend is there to have a big play, they can entertain each other, but in reality, its stressful! They fight and make up in the same sentence, they are constantly looking for something to do, Miss 4 y/o spends half the time melting down about something they are doing, they go from one activity to another without actually finishing anything, they want food continuously, they make up games that have no real rules and then spend the whole time barking orders at each other about what the rules are and finally, they dont ever seem to want to go to bed!

    Aarrrrgggghhhhhhh. Please tell me I am not the only one who thinks its more hassle than its worth.

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    Way too much hassle...hence why 6 year old's don't get sleep overs at my house
    I rarely do sleep overs, they're such hard work. But I don't remember sleeping over at friend's houses until I was in year 6 so I don't feel like it's something I need to worry about yet.

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    waaaaayyyy too much hassle. Definitely. DD has sleep overs at 2 close friends houses and their kids stay here. I will not be encouraging any additional sleep over buddies for a long time. Its such hard work when I know the kids really well (and as such can let them sought their issues out without too much involvement from me), it would be 10x harder if I didnt know the kid all that well and felt the need to intervene, or worse be all nice and happy all the time.

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    We had sisters stay over here about three times over the space of 18 months...the sisters were friends with two of my kids...so it meant 5 kids in the house. It was just not an enjoyable experience for me at all, so I ended it. Now it's a sleepover party when you're 9, and then they can wait until they're 12 or 13 and it's just a matter of getting them to be quiet so the rest of the house can sleep. In my experience the kids get sick of each other and then you add in a bit of tiredness and you may as well have just thrown another sibling in there for the night!

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    It definitely is a whole lot of work.
    At such a young age I found it easier to have the entire day very structured, even lunch would be something like make your own pizza, that way they are supervised, and more likely to eat since they participated in the cooking process, I'd usually end the day a movie/tv to wind them down.
    My DD is now 11 and I can tell you it gets easier, they'll easily keep themselves entertained for hours now.

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    I feel this way about friends coming over any time!

    Its so stressful, im on tender hooks the whole time! Cant do anything! Just sitting there waiting for **** to go wrong! And waiting for the time they can go home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    I feel this way about friends coming over any time!

    Its so stressful, im on tender hooks the whole time! Cant do anything! Just sitting there waiting for **** to go wrong! And waiting for the time they can go home!
    This is me.

    I feel like other kids are going to break things and mess up my house so I cannot wait until the play date is over.

    (Ps its tenter hooks!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeBe View Post
    This is me.

    I feel like other kids are going to break things and mess up my house so I cannot wait until the play date is over.

    (Ps its tenter hooks!!)
    Hahah thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombie_eyes View Post
    I feel this way about friends coming over any time!

    Its so stressful, im on tender hooks the whole time! Cant do anything! Just sitting there waiting for **** to go wrong! And waiting for the time they can go home!
    We'd be such a pair together! Maybe we could sit near each other and just txt stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    We'd be such a pair together! Maybe we could sit near each other and just txt stuff.
    Totally! Because we def wouldnt be able to watch any of our shows while random kids are around. >_<

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