Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Partying it up...pajama style

Sam and ND had been particularly well behaved and helpful at home recently and we thought a pajama party/movie night would be an awesome way to celebrate. So, after talking about it all week, I took Sam to pick out a special movie (KungFu Panda 2, which turned out to be too scary. Luckily, Lion King had arrived via Netflix that afternoon as well). We  picked out a special dessert (strawberry shortcake) and headed home to wake up ND from her nap with an early dinner.

Then we hopped into our pajamas, brought our blankies and pillows, and turned on the movie. It was a huge hit! Sam's been requesting movie nights EVERY night since then.
My favorite parts:
  • Snuggling with two happy kids and two happy Brittanies. Oh, and a handsome husband.
  • We had sandwiches for dinner, so no dishes or clean up. Just guilt-free laziness in front of the TV. I didn't fold laundry or pay bills even...just snuggled lazily with the fam.
  • The kids stayed up late...so they slept in the next morning until SEVEN THIRTY A.M.!!! (For all you non-parents out there, your definition of sleeping in dramatically changes once you get a baby or two.)
We're thinking about having a monthly movie night/pajama party at our house from now on.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

My kids love "Family Movie Nights" and we do too since they usually involve takeout pizza or popcorn/apples/cheese slices for dinner. I never thought to add the pajamas too. Isn't being a parent grand sometimes?