Coed Sleepovers? I’m Way Too Old School For Those!

Coed sleepovers… Have you heard of those yet?  What genius ever thought that was a good idea??  My apologies to those of you are on board with this, but I am way too old school to allow the fox to guard the hen house (or sleep in the same hen house room).

I have a friend whose kids are in their 20s and she had never heard of a coed sleepover beyond staying up all night after prom or graduation.  (Supervised, of course!)  Either this a fairly new trend (I think it is) or it didn’t catch on in her suburban neighborhood.  When I mentioned it she thought I just made it up!  She also added she didn’t like sleepovers of any kind after elementary school.  She seems to think that is when all the really sneaky mischief goes on.  Reaching back into my memory bank, I think she has a good point, but I digress…

A neighbor recently allowed a coed sleepover at his house.  All the kids slept in the family room in the open so this supposedly means there will be no hanky-panky going on while he was snoring in his closed room on the other side of the house.  Apparently my neighbor has memory loss because I’m sure the fact that people are nearby has never stopped any teen from getting busy.

I am not clueless (I taught sex ed too) and I understand that “where’s there’s a will, there’s a way,” but I’m not one for tossing a bunch of hormones into sleeping bags and crossing my fingers either.  Why make it both tempting and convenient?

I’d love to hear opinions on this– For it? Against it?  Tried it?  I’m really curious.  I’ll probably put a poll out on this one.

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