Thursday Open Thread

December 19, 2013

Hey! How do you feel about sleepunders?

Sleepunders are like a slumber party – movies, pizza, PJs, staying up late – but the kids go home and sleep in their own beds. Personally, I think this sounds fab, especially for younger kids who maybe aren’t used to sleeping away from home. Plus, not having to host a gaggle of sleepless, tired kids? WIN!

Lindy West over at Jezebel feels like this spoils all the fun of sleepover:

Obviously, this is more for the parents than it is for the kids. Most folks don’t really want a living room full of screaming tween girls all night, but come on, grown-ups! Toughen the fuck up. Do you really want to be the person who raises the kid who cries their entire freshman year of college because they’ve neverslept away from home before? NO. You want to be the person who raises the kid who will NEVER shy away from eating a gross mystery mixture once her friends dare her to.

What do you say? How do you feel about sleepovers in general? Any tips to share?

What else is on your mind? Chat away!