Last night Jessica wanted to have a friend over for a sleepover. Below are excerpts of the conversation
Jess: "Where is Mommy?"
Me: "She's out. Why?"
Jess: "I want to invite (redacted) over for a sleepover, but Mommy's not here."
Me: "Well, I'm an adult too (sometimes), and I'm okay with it. Why don't you call your friend and invite her over?"
Jess on phone to friend: "Do you want to come over for a sleep over? Great! Ummm, hold on."
Jess to me: "Daddy, where is Mommy?"
Me: "She's out, what's your question?"
Jess: "What time can she come over?"
Me: "Whenever she wants to."
Jess (after hanging up phone) "Um, I need to call Mommy and tell her. What should I say?"
Me: "Tell Mommy that the Man of the House decided it was okay for your friend to sleep over."
Jess on phone (I overheard from another room): "Mommy, (redacted) can sleep over. I'm so excited. What? Ummm, Daddy wanted me to tell you something. The Man of the House said it was okay."
Full disclosure: I was told ahead of time that the sleepover might happen. Without that knowledge, this would have been the conversation:
Jess: "I want to invite (redacted) over for a sleepover."
Me: "Where's Mommy?"
The Young Girl and the Sea
7 months ago