Bubba keeps talking about going to Aunt DW's house to stay the night with Bub. As you know Bub is his older cousin by about 14 months. I just smile and say, "That's nice, honey. Someday we will have a sleep over at Aunt DW's house." Then I move on with my day.
Apparently, my barely four year old has not only mentioned this plan but has also begun to put it in action. One morning I noticed three items placed strategically under his bed: a back pack, buzz light year and a sleeping bag. When I asked him about it he told me, "Leave it there, Mommy! It's my sleep over stuff for Bub's house."
Hmmmm...when Bubba got busy playing in the other room I had to check it out. I thought for sure his back pack would include favorite toys and maybe a tasty snack. When I opened it up I was shocked. Not only did my little man pack himself some PJs, he also packed socks, underwear, a story and his buzz light year costume. Everything a man needs for a cousin sleep over! After I took these pictures I carefully put each item back in his bag and put everything back in it's place.
While I am impressed by his ability to pack his own overnight bag; I am also painfully aware that my first born is growing up! Sniff Sniff.