J. was planning on playing D&D tonight, so I invited over a friend and her kids to play and have a relaxing night. We had a great time!
The kids played all afternoon and then we headed out to see “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”. Bits of it were sad, but all of the kids did great and enjoyed themselves.
Afterward, her son who is good friends with mine, decided he would like to spend the night so we decided to try it out. We stayed up playing games, reading “Super Diaper Baby” (one of the “Captain Underpants” books), making pictures, and then watching Miyazaki’s “The Cat Returns” until the kids were ready for bed. The boys shared my son’s room and to my surprise fell asleep pretty quickly. I was expecting to have to keep going in and asking them to stop talking.
Here is a picture my daughter drew of the characters from the book:
Here is the cover of the book:
In the morning, they had breakfast and then spent some time playing “City of Heroes/City of Villains” on J.’s computer, creating new characters by designing their bodies, clothes, abilities, etc. I think my son’s friend is hooked!
This is one of my son’s:
I am really glad it went so well. My son isn’t really ready to spend the night at a friend’s house yet, but maybe he will get more comfortable with the idea by having friends sleep over here.