teisipäev, 25. märts 2008
Pajamas party at our place
Riinu has a friend Marta, about the same age as Riinu, but she is from an American-Estonian mixed family. As a matter of fact, Pärtel has a friend named Anna, about his age, who is Marta's sister. And Marta's mother Epp is my friend. So we meet quite a lot.
Some time ago Marta's mom got suddenly really sick and since Marta's father happened to be on the other side of the world, some fast help was needed from the supporting network in Tartu. So, for the girls' great pleasure, we decided that it is was best if Marta stayed overnight at our place.
The evening went well, the girls played princesses and cinderellas and that kind of girly stuff with the accompanying jumpy walk (Have they been watching Fashion TV? - Definitely not Riinu:))
They were very curious about the sleeping arrangement. In one bed? In separate beds? We placed a big soft mattress next to Riinu's bed and made Marta comfortable there. Since sleeping over seemed the most exciting part of the stay, they were happily ready to go to bed earlier than I had expected. I had imagined having to chase them down and convince into getting their wash, but the lure of sleeping and talking in dark must have been more attractive for them.
After the bedtime-story I had them stay in Marta's wide bed for a while and chat silently, since Pärtel (a very light sleeper) was asleep in the next room. That proved more difficult. After about half an hour of whispers, not-so-whispers and rather loud giggling and after putting Pärtel back to sleep twice it was time for good-night. And the good girls didn't resist! After some more whispering and giggling they fell sound asleep, before it was 10 p.m (which, I suppose, is early for Marta and usual for Riinu).
Riinu and I had just been reading the story of Winnie Pooh and Piglet having the Best Friends Spend the Night Together (free translation), so Riinu said that it was their Best Friends' Overnight Stay, just like in the Pooh-book! She really liked the comparison.