Last night was the youth group sleepover – being a leader it was fairly mandatory I be there, besides it’s the last Friday night thing for this year. I haven’t been leading that long. Infact I was fill in for my sister Laura one day earlier in the year, (only really avoiding volunteering so it wouldn’t look like I was chasing Geoff around too much) and I enjoyed it so much that I came back the next week.
We’ve had numbers dwindle a bit in the past few weeks and by 7:30pm with only two kids there Analise and I were beginning to wonder. By 8:30 we had 14!
So between soccer outside, ‘sparkler bombs’, playstation, chatting, chips, minties, movies (School of Rock/TinTin), softdrink and 1am indoor soccer (wow I’ve never smelt a room that bad). It was good evening.
We were down two and half leaders, since Geoff came at about 4am. So Steve, Sam, Ana and I kept the fort. Analise fell asleep in the movie and was half asleep for a good latter part of the evening, Steve went to bed comparatively early with Sam a little bit before the kids. Which left me to be the ‘go to bed!’ person. It helped that 90% of them had been on school camp and hiking the night before!
“Why can’t the boys sleep in the same room as the girls? It’s not like we’re going to…” (because you can’t)
“Why can’t we watch Jackass2?” (duh!)
“Why can’t we sleep in the hallway?”
They were all (I think) asleep by 2am.
No really. I love these kids.
I’ve even got chocolate to prove it (or vice versa)!
Sure a couple of the boys woke up with pepper on their faces “burning” and Milo in their hair (not my problem), the worst the girls got up to was short stint of pretty standard sleepover chatting and some unfollowed plans to pretend to sleepwalk. Sometimes I wonder why you’d be so loud in, “We’ll wait until they’re (Ana and Myself) asleep and then sneak out!”
…here’s to quality writing! I think I might go and sleep some.