Tyler had his first sleepover. The parents of a little friend from his class had to go out of town and needed us to watch him over night, so we had a slumber party! It was a school night and I was a little concerned about getting them to bed at a decent hour but thanks to my wonderful neighbor and her fabulous (ok-- I admit I thought she was CRAZY at first) idea we found a way to wear them out.
I simply borrowed her small jumping castle and set it up in the garage. They jumped for about an hour before dinner and an hour after---this actually resulted in them both being dead asleep by 8pm!! I encourage all parents to invest in one of these--or simply move in to my neighborhood and borrow Karen’s!!!=)