Tulip was invited to and attended her first sleepover. She, I mean I, I mean Luna did just fine.
Actually, whatever trepidation I thought Tulip might have was nonexistent. I, on the other hand, had great pause as to whether my daughter who only just finished Kindergarten was ready to sleep in another house...without ME. But the real drama was not from Tulip's mama, but from her baby sister. Oh my but was Luna sad that Tulip was leaving the house at 4:00 in the afternoon and wouldn't be coming home that night. She started weeping on the couch as Tulip packed her backpack.
"You know, Luna is really sad that you won't be sleeping in your room tonight," I told her and okay maybe I was projecting a little bit.
"Oh..." Tulip said knowingly and finished packing her outfit for the next day. She went to find her sister and offer her some solace. "Luna, what if we each draw a picture for each other and we can tuck them under our pillows tonight." Total brilliance.
Problem solved except that mama now had a fresh batch of tears welling up in the corner of her eyes.