Maybe it was John Hughes. Maybe it's how much the wind has been whipping around in Los Angeles. Maybe I am just tired, but I have been in a funk. You know, the one where you feel like nothing is good, nothing is moving forward, everyone's annoying you and you're just plain pissed off. I know I'll snap out of it.
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!