Two Saturdays ago I had the unexpected pleasure of hosting a sleepover to my nieces, Emily and Kylie (cousins, one daughter from each of my brothers). Emily is 9, Kylie is 10. Emily was already scheduled to spend the night at our house and go to church with us on Sunday. Kylie was staying at her dad's house for the weekend, so she came along with Emily. I don't see Kylie nearly as much as I see Emily, so it was fun to have her in our space. Our guest room has one small bed in it, so we had to come up with a plan B. We made beds on the couches in the basement. The girls seemed to have a fun time with that.
I am so grateful to God that He has allowed me relationships with my nieces and nephews. It is a joy to play a part in their lives.
Some of the stuffed animals balanced precariously on a toy couch between the two girls. Amazingly, it stayed there all night.
Emily said her stuffed possum (toy) needed to sleep upside down because "that's what possums do"
so she found a place for him hanging on the treadmill (it was nice to see it get some use).