Need sleepover advice!

by singlemomseeking on April 14, 2008


If you’re the single mom of a wee little one, this is easy. Well, sort off.

Your little one sleeps soundly in the other room, and if he/she wakes up, you’re out of bed and there.

If you do invite someone over, you escort him out the door way before sunrise. But that was then.

When your child gets old enough to open a door, life gets trickier.

If there’s one single parent who knows where I’m coming from, it’s solo dad and author Trey Ellis.

When I saw Trey in NYC recently, I drilled him for advice about adult-slumber parties. After all, he’s parenting alone like me. How does he make grown-up overnights work?

Mostly, we ended up sharing stories of what doesn’t work (like trying to have a make-out session with someone on the sofa, when you suddenly hear a little voice say, “Go pee pee!”)

Here’s what DOES work:

1. Find childcare: If you have family or good friends nearby, they can take your child for an overnight — or, even for a “half” slumber party,

2. Plan: Spontaneous sex just isn’t part of single parenting. It might take out some of the thrill, but planning is essential.

3. Be content with having a seldom sex life. Having sex just once or twice a month? Uh, that’s not much. But it can be just enough.

So, what to do? Tell me:

How do you do IT?

Do you plan adult-only time when your kids are away?

How do you orchestrate a sleepover when there are kids in the house?

Photo by lexus999.

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