The person who coined the term "sleep over" was either an adult who never had children or they meant the expression as in "sleep is over and will never happen during the course of this evening." I'm not sure which.
I'm blessed with children of two different genders. I have a daughter and a
A girl's idea of a sleep over is to eventually cuddle and giggle their way into the night. They whisper and talk in hushed tones fully believing the silly parent will believe they are sleeping.
Boys, on the other hand, are too busy making farting and belching sounds. They don't have the good sense to even try to fake out the responsible adult. This eventually leads to the parent having to threaten their own son while dropping veiled threats and innuendoes about the likelihood of ever having another "sleep over."
"Sleep overs" loosely follow this schedule:
6 PM: Son's friend arrives
6:01 PM: Boys begin running throughout the house with high pitched squealing that reminds mother that she has wine in the refrigerator.
6:22 PM: Boys begin loudly playing video games. Mother takes 2 ibuprofen with water.
8:12 PM: Mother asks boys to get a snack, brush teeth, put on PJs.
8: 22 pm: Mother asks boys to get a snack, brush teeth, put on PJs.
8:30 pm: Mother asks boys to get a snack, brush teeth, put on PJs.
8:37 pm: Boys loudly eat snack and put on PJs. Proper dental care is overrated.
8:45 pm: Mother opens refrigerator and then closes it. She's just comforted by knowing the wine is in there should she need it.
8:47 pm: Boys decide to dump every Lego on the bedroom floor so they can "find them better."
8:52 pm: Loud fart sounds and hysterical laughter erupt from the room.
9:15 pm: Loud fart sounds and hysterical laughter continue to erupt from the room.
9:16 pm: Mother continues to ignore the loud farts and hysterical laughter.
9:30 pm: Mother asks boys to clean up Legos to make room for sleeping bags
9:41 pm: Mother asks boys to clean up Legos to make room for sleeping bags
9:52 pm: Mother asks boys to clean up Legos to make room for sleeping bags
10:00 pm: Mother enters room against her better judgement to find sleeping bags on the floor covering 2 million legos and another 2 million legos have been tossed into her son's underwear drawer.
10:01 pm: Mother tells boys to whisper or read quietly. "It's time to slow down," she says sweetly.
10:01 pm: Mother leaves the room, closes the door, and promptly hears fart sounds and hysterical laughing.
10:01 pm: Mother decides one glass of wine would not hurt anyone.
10:30 pm: Mother goes back to son's room and tells the boys it's time for lights out.
10:30 pm: Mother leaves the room, closes the door, and promptly hears fart sounds and hysterical laughing.
11:00 pm: Mother develops an illogical belief. If she clenches her teeth and speaks without moving her jaw (creating a very attractive facial expression), She believes only her child can hear her.
11:01 pm: With clenched teeth she says, "If. You. Don't. Put. Your. Head. Down. Now. You. Will. Never. Have. Another. Sleep. Over. ... EEEVVVEEERRR." She hisses that last word because she is already sleep deprived and she is morphing into something scary and unpredictable.
11:02 pm: Mother's hissing has absolutely no impact on her son. The other child asks her son, "Hey, your mom is talking funny. Why she sound like that?"
11:03 pm: Mother gives her son "the look" (I don't need to describe that, right?).
11:03 pm: Mother leaves the room, closes the door, and promptly hears fart sounds and hysterical laughing.
11:05 pm: Mother realizes first glass of wine has had absolutely no impact on anything.
11:15 pm: Mother sips second glass of wine while listening to fart sounds echo down the hall.
11:37 pm: Mother
9:59 am: Mother sweetly tells the other mother that the boys were "delightful" and "we should do this again