No Such Thing as Quiet Fun

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My daughter, as adorable as she is, can be pretty ‘crafty’ when her friends are around.  Let’s just say she loves to push the envelope.  She had a sleep-over this weekend and we were thrilled to have company for her…as it is difficult, at times, to not to bore your ‘only child’ to tears with chatter about work, home projects or the latest current event in the news.  We were also happy to have some alone time to watch a movie on Netflix, work on our most recent book project or even catch up with an old friend we had not seen in a while.  The golden rule, however, with any sleep-over (or scenario that involveschildren) is the following:  If it’s TOO quiet, something is VERY wrong.  After about 30 minutes of unsupervised activity, the red flags went off.  We soon discovered there were some boundaries that were crossed and privileges that were compromised.  Nothing earth-shattering, but clearly there were some fundamental ‘house rules’ that needed to be reiterated.  Particularly in the way of electronics.  We addressed the issue promptly by having the girls get ready for bed.  They were off to sleep in no time.  The morning proved to be more positive and the girls spent a good 2 hours enjoying doll time and performing musical performances for us with Maya’s Barbie microphone and boom box.  Their cuteness prevails!  Just remember in a household with children, noisy is normal.  Quiet is NOT.  Everyone probably knows this except for us 😉  Share your story…