If you have more than one kid, you might have the same problem we have. Every weekend each child is angling to get a friend over to play or spend the night. On occasion I even let the pressure get to me and everyone has someone over at the same time! With all girls, it can be a crazy, busy party…but we all still have fun!
Sometimes it seems like we have a child over almost every weekend and my children don’t seem to appreciate that. Often, all they remember are the times we say “No, not this weekend.” They also tend to disagree about whose turn it is to invite someone over.
Lightning just struck my brain a couple weeks ago and I came upon an exciting and easy solution! I told my girls to write down their friend’s name on the calendar on the day or night they played or stayed over. There it is…documented! Wow, that helps my brain to relax, make wise decisions, and also helps the girls to appreciate how many times we actually do say “yes”!