I came upon an idea a few weeks ago.
We had a sleepover.
Normally this goes very well. Not so much this time.
Big decided to break rules that she knew shouldn't be broken (e.g. throwing a metal bracelet against the ceiling over and over again, kicking the wall, screaming over and over, throwing a pillow at her chandelier).
They're just children. I know they are going to be rambunctious but come on. Causing harm to my house, Big?
Also, there was an UNO fight. There were tears. It was a nightmare.
Don't forget the bickering and screams of "I'M NEVER COMING TO YOUR HOUSE AGAIN!" It was a nightmare.
This whole situation got me thinking.
What if when your child has a sleep over, you give the sleepover mom a bottle of wine?
Fair trade? I think so.
Let's think about this. If you go to dinner at someone's house, you bring a bottle of wine as a token of your appreciation.
If you visit a friend for a Real Housewives party, you throw together a tray of hors d'oeuvres to share and bring a bottle of wine. It is a "thank you for inviting me over to watch trashy TV with you".
Why can't the same be done with sleepovers?
It is an easy way of saying, "Thanks for having my child over last night. She was probably a nutjob. Here is a bottle of wine for your troubles."
Nothing says thank you like a bottle of wine.
Now, who wants to send their kid over for a sleepover? I'm running low on wine.