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Life Dream Status: The Museum Of Natural History Is Hosting A Grown-Up Sleepover

Life Dream Status: The Museum Of Natural History Is Hosting A Grown-Up Sleepover

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has been allowing kids to attend their Night At The Museum sleepover program for years, and they’ve finally extended an invitation to adults for a night. Yes, please!

On Friday, August 1, grownups can enjoy a night of booze, music, good food and behind-the-scenes tours before retiring to sleeping bags underneath the giant suspended whale in the museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception with music by the 12th Night Jazz trio and will be served a three-course dinner. Attendees can also roam the empty Museum halls and even go on a flashlight tour. One of the museum’s curators will be on hand to offer a special presentation of The Power of Poison exhibition, and there will be a midnight showing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil de Grasse Tyson, in the planetarium. Keep reading »

This Newfangled “Sleepunders” Idea Will Ruin Sleepovers Forever

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In the iconic sleepover scene in “Grease,” Sandy gets her ears pierced by the Pink Ladies, tries her first cigarette, and gets teased by Rizzo for being a virgin.

But what if Sandy’s mom and dad had come to pick her up at 10:30 p.m. and brought her home to sleep in her own bed?

Alas, this is what could have happened if, in the fictional “Grease” universe, “sleepunders” — as opposed to sleepovers — were a thing.   Keep reading »

In Defense Of Slumber Parties

Going to slumber parties used to be a fun thing, well, unless you were the girl who got her undies put in the fridge, or the first to fall asleep, or the one who cried because they were doing drugs in “Footloose” (that was me). I guess slumber parties were not always that fun — groups of girls can be a**holes — but they weren’t exactly damaging either. There’s a piece in The New York Times this week about the “emotional bloodshed” slumber parties can cause kids. Separation anxiety, bullying, and attention deficit disorder are cited as reasons to be wary of sending your child to a sleepover. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Won’t Let Me Sleep Over”

I’ve been seeing this really great guy for about a month. We’ve ended a few evenings at my place and fooled around until the wee hours of the morning, yet he has refused to sleep over even though I’ve explicitly invited him. He said he had a hard time sleeping next to someone because he’s a fussy sleeper, is used to his own bed, needs to listen to the radio, et cetera, so it would just be easier if he went home. But then last weekend, when we were in the same situation, only at his place, he made me take the bus home at 3 a.m. rather than let me sleep over (he did walk me to the bus stop). He said it had to do with his trust issues and that he found it very difficult to feel comfortable sleeping next to someone. I was upset and we talked about the issue a few days later, and he said that he had had bad experiences before (having a panic attack while a girlfriend stayed over once) and had fully intended to let me sleep over, but then got scared at the last minute and refused. We also agreed to give the sleepover a try next time. My question is, what do I do if he can’t handle sleeping next to me? Is it unreasonable for me to expect to be able to stay over at the end of the night? How do I put him at ease? And if I can’t, should this be a dealbreaker? — Losing Sleep

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