easy child/difficult child 3 is having her b-day slumber party tonight.... It's 20 minutes to 1am and these four are STILL up. They ran around the yard and played from 5 to 8 ( pausing for 5 minutes to wolf down a slice of pizza). So I hoped they'd be worn out. Then they watched about 30 minutes of Herbie Fully Loaded and got bored. Then they decided to go sleep in the backyard tent. But they couldn't stop talking (LOUDLY--I think a couple of these girls could be difficult children.) Then they decided to sleep in the livingroom. Then one couldn't sleep cuz the other three wouldn't shut up. Then a racoon came on the porch and got them all stirred up again. Then they went in easy child's room to play dress-up. So now they're quietly (relatively) watching the rest of the movie... I'm gonna have to be mean after this if they can't settle down for the night. DU was smsrt to take the boys out fishing and then a late movie I'm wiped and want to go to sleep, but can't really leave 4 8/9yo's unsupervised and loose at 1am!