Monday, 22 June 2009
by Mama Bee
My son is having his best friend spend the night tonight. They have been best friends for over 3 years and I must say, I enjoy having my sons' friends stay the night because each and every one of them are well behaved and just great kids.
I hear them giggling in my sons' room as they play his new game. They play tag, they fly kites, they race cars....you know, normal kid stuff.
His best friend, is a girl.
She's his age and they get along very well. When they have sleepovers, they don't sleep in the same bed. When she spends the night, she sleeps on the top bunk or the couch and he sleeps in his bed, same when he is at her house.
When they play together, they don't see the gender. My son will play in her kitchen and she will play with his transformers. He will play tennis on the Wii with her and she will play Dragon BallZ on the playstation with him.
They get along better than any kids I've ever seen. They have a respect for one another that most kids don't have until an older age. They are funny and can laugh for hours. If he gives her crap, she gives it right back. They have grown up with one another and even though they no longer go to the same school since my husband and I bought our house, they still keep in close contact and talk on the phone at least a few times a week. Her mother is one of my best friends so we see them often.
My husband, her parents and I all talked about weather we would be okay with the sleepover situation when the kids came and asked. We said yes, that is fine by us. We love and adore his friend, I trust her parents and most of all I trust my son. I don't think there is anything wrong with this right now. Sure maybe in a couple of years these boy/girl sleepovers won't be happening but right now, its ok.
What are your thoughts on having a sleepover with the opposite sex? What age do you think they should be stopped at? Did you ever have an opposite sex spend the night with you when you were younger?