We read a library book this week about sleepovers, and Pink and Blue thought that a sleepover sounded like a marvelous idea. Of course, with no family nearby, and most preschool parents not so keen on the idea of their children sleeping away from them (yeah, okay, it's us), they were kind of out of luck.
Never easily deterred, Pink and Blue found a way around these problems. Blue designed and manufactured an invitation for his sister (okay, it was a piece of paper with the word "bed" written on it), and invited her to a sleepover in his room. Since her toddler bed is pretty light, we moved it in after bath time, and put them both to bed. There was some giggling and getting up, but they managed to fall asleep and are happily snoozing away.
I'm just grateful they didn't decide that we all had to participate and started lobbying for the tent in the backyard - especially since it's still a delightful 93 degrees at midnight.