difficult child borrows a small table lamp

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Andy, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    The neighbor boy is sleeping over tonight. He went home to pack and difficult child is busy setting up the game room where they will sleep on the floor. He just came in the living room looking for the small table lamp on the organ.

    "Can't you just use a night light?"

    "No, it is not for that. It is incase you tell us lights out we can play cards or something."


    Now he asked where his deck of cards are. He actually went out in the dark to the van to get them.


    Should I go tell them lights out? Maybe I should just to let them be sneaky about playing cards after lights out?
  2. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Awwww, Andy. That's absolutely precious.

    And yes, I think you should tell them lights out so that they can feel all sneaky.
    I LOVE that difficult child asked permission to take the lamp in case he wants to break the rules later by staying up past lights out.

    So very cute.
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I agree, tell them to turn the lights out so they can be sneaky! Very cute!:)
  4. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    That's pretty funny.
    I'd let them use the lamp for awhile. Playing cards is calm and pleasant.
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Did they have a good time "sneaking"? I hope the sleepover was a lot of fun for both of them.
  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    The neighbor boy decided not to sleep over. One of those "I want to - but when it actually comes time to I want to sleep in my own bed." sleep overs. I am sure they will try again.

    But I will remember to say lights out a little early when the sleep over does occur.
  7. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I hate it when they do that.
  8. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    the meniacal part of me says switch the breaker off, LOL, just to see their reaction
  9. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Amaze, Love that idea also - I think I will do that at the "real" lights out.

    P.S. I noticed your new avatar. Nice.