What Are Your Best Sleepover Memories?
I was in the 9th or 10 grade (o either 14 or 15 years old) I can’t remember which. And it was my first time ever sleeping at a friend’ house. My buddy Binju was alone for a couple of days with his parents being away for a function and his brother & sister both at college. He asked if any of his close friends could stay for a night at his place as his folks didn’t want him to be alone, even though he had two dogs, and I volunteered.
I remember that I asked permission from my dad & mom and that day I took some change of clothes and put it in a bag and took it to school with me. After class Binju and I got down at his stop (4 kms or so away from my own) and walked towards his house. He had a German Sheppard and a Pomerian loose in the yard and he went in first to get the Sheppard into his kennel (that sonofabitch looked fierce and growled at me like he want a piece of me) and then we went into the house. The Pom was more friendly and took an instant liking to me. We listened to music in Binju’s room until 8 pm (he was an INXS and Genesis/Phil Collins fanatic) when we rode to the main road on two bikes and went to a hotel to buy some food for the night. I can’t remember what he had but I think we had some beef roast.
After watching a movie and dinner we went to sleep on the twin beds in the room with the Pom sleeping next to my bed (he also gave me a scare in the middle of the night when I suddenly woke up and saw two large eyes starring at me). The next day we woke up late, quickly made some breakfast and rushed to the main road to catch the school bus. I went home that day as Binju’s parents were coming back that night. But it was a memorable sleepover.
Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times