It’s happening. My daughter has reached the age where she wants to have slumber parties. ALL. THE. TIME.
She currently has a beautiful full sized bed – complete with wooden headboard and foot board – in her room, which she begged us for when we made the decision to upgrade from her metal framed twin size day bed.
Last weekend, she had two girls spend the night, and they all slept in the bed together. All three of them! It was the funniest sight I’ve seen in a long time, three teenage girls, all crammed in one bed together. I don’t think any of them got a good night’s rest, as the girls on edges of the bed looked like they were hanging on for dear life when I walked past her room around 7 am.
Now my daughter wants bunk beds. Really? She’s thirteen and an only child. However, after the success of last week’s slumber party, she has decided that she needs to have more. She wants to make sure all of her friends have enough room when they sleep over – can I blame her? No, I can not. She is her mother’s daughter, the hostess with the most-est. She wants her friends to go to school the following Monday and talk about how much fun they had at her house, not how small her bed was.
She fell in love with the bunk beds pictured above because it has a twin on top, a full sized bed on bottom and the coup de resistance – the twin size trundle bed tucked away underneath. She did the math and figured that she could fit 4 or 5 girls in this bed. I saw slumber party heaven in her eyes as she did the math!
I personally loved this adorable doll house bunk bed set up, but my daughter, being the teenager that she is, immediately told me she was too old for doll houses. But it’s sooooo cute! I tried to sell her on the built in bookshelves and cute little window but she wasn’t buying it. Unfortunately, cute isn’t “cool” anymore in the world of teenage girls.
When we finally do settle on a style, I have already made my mind up that it will be a stairway bunk bed because the extra storage capacity is just incredible. They need stairs anyway, why not let them do double duty as drawers and give her an extra place to store all of her
junk precious articles of teenage “stuff?”
In the meantime, I’ll be busy baking chocolate chip cookies, making popcorn, stocking the fridge with lemonade and renting tons of PG-13 movies for her next slumber party.