Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sleepovers and Secrets

Hi, everyone! It's Katia, and last night I had a sleepover with my friends Remy and Liza. Wanna know what happened? Read on!

I was daydreaming about skating when my friends arrived for our slumber party. "Katia!" they called.

"Hey, what's up! I'll be down in a sec!"

So, I climbed down the ladder to see my friends.

"Hi, Remy! Hi, Liza! I'm so glad you could come over!" I said.

"Me too!" they answered, but Liza seemed a little less excited than I expected.

"Hmm," I thought, "Maybe she's just nervous about spending the night away from her new home for the first time."

We all changed into our pajamas and climbed into my bed.

We started the night off with some popcorn! I asked Remy and Liza to tell me what's been going on at their school, since we go to different private schools. They go to a school for performing arts, but my school is just a regular private school.

Remy started giggling like crazy, "You'll never beee-LIEVE it! Guess who asked for my phone number?!"

"Who?!" I asked.

"Peyton! He's the cutest boy in my class!" Remy squealed

"No way! Did you give it to him?" I asked.

"Of course!" Remy blushed a little.

The whole time, though, Liza was pretty quiet. I wondered what secret my friend had.

After we finished the popcorn, we moved on to play Barrel of Monkeys. Remy was being spacey, probably thinking about Peyton, so she wasn't playing very well. Usually, we play best out of 5 to see who wins. It's almost always Liza. She's so good at Barrel of Monkeys, but tonight she just didn't seem into it. Remy had another giggle fit, though, and knocked the posters off my wall, so we decided to quit playing for the night.

That's when we decided it was time for a chat with Liza.

"What's up with you, Lizonka? Are you homesick?" I asked her in Russian, using my pet name for her.

"Net, no," she answered, "I'm not homesick."

"What's wrong?" Remy asked gently.

"I guess I am homesick, but not for my American family," Liza said quietly. "I miss my friends and my cousin, Dasha, in Ukraine. I wonder every day if Dasha is okay at the orphanage, but I don't know how to find out."

"Hmm," Remy began, "Have you told your new family about your cousin? Maybe they can help you write to her."

"Yeah!" I agreed. "I'm sure they would help! Will you ask them?"

"I... I don't know..." Liza was about to cry, so Remy and I reached out to her.

"We'll go with you, if you want," I said, "Your new family is really nice, and they love you a lot. I'm sure they will want to help."

Remy nodded in agreement as Liza sighed.

"Yeah, okay. Will you really come with me?" she asked.

"Of course we will!" Remy and I said at the same time.

We hugged Liza close and just sat together for a few minutes. Then, my mom said it was time to go to sleep.

So, we all laid down to go to sleep...

Well, at least until my mom decided we were asleep and went to bed too!

Hope you enjoyed reading about our sleepover! What's your favorite thing to do at a sleepover? My friends and I love to play games and tell secrets!