But that isn't why I am afraid.
I struggled last year as she entered double digits, but 11 is not so bad.
Certainly not like 10 was or, I am sure, that 13 will be.
No, this fear stems from a much more tangible source and I really think that you will understand where I am coming from.
On Friday afternoon, seven ... yes 7 ... girls will descend on my Mama's living room for LB's first pajama party.
The upside is that LB is thrilled and even though our little house won't accommodate that many girls, my parents happen to have an empty living room in a house that isn't attached to the rest of their house, so basically, the girls get their own private party house. We are still negotiating the menu, but I think that I have the activities pretty well in hand and LB and I will have a meeting of the minds about the menu before I make a trip to the grocery store on Thursday. It is unfortunate that we aren't allowing any boys 'cause my Daddy makes the best hamburgers anywhere on his Waffle House style griddle. Oh well, we'll just have to settle for pizza (my vote) or sandwiches (LB's choice).
To be honest, I didn't do sleepovers much as a kid and when I did it was almost always just one or two girls. The only time I had more was for my 16th birthday and there were four of us ... me and my two best friends and then the other girl who begged to come so that she could spend the evening flirting with my older brother ... but that is a story for another day. I guess the point is that I have no idea what to expect from seven giggling girls. This may be our first and last sleep over, but we shall see. If I survive it, I promise to post about our experiences sometime next week.
In the mean time, any advice would be appreciated! Oh, and any ideas for appropriate movies would be helpful, too. I haven't seen a kids' movie since Charlotte's Web came out 4 years ago! I am so completely out of touch that I don't even know where to begin!
Maybe we'll just skip the movie and do a puzzle instead!