March 20, 2012 THE SLEEPOVER I HAVE TO HAVE!! Have you guys ever heard of a movie called Troop Beverly Hills? It was made like 25 years ago, but my mom was like, “You’ll totally love it!” My mom thinks I’ll totally love LOTS of things that I don’t even slightly like, like holiday sweaters, organic tofu, and Lifetime afterschool specials. Sometimes I wonder if she knows me at all… But she was so right about this movie! In case you haven’t seen it…. It’s about a bunch of Girl Scouts in California (well, they’re called Wilderness Girls actually, but it’s the same thing.) There are troops in every city, but there isn’t one in Beverly Hills…until this mom who’s going through a divorce decides to lead a troop for her daughter and her friends. There’s this one girl whose Dad used to be an actor. There’s this other girl who’s a child star. And there’s this other one whose rich father actually bribes her to be part of the troop. (I wish my dad would give ME money to do extracurricular activities…I’d sign up for a TON!) Since they’re all rich and from Beverly Hills, they’re not really into roughing it…so when they’re supposed to go camping, they end up having a sleepover in a ritzy hotel. And it looks TOTALLY AWESOME!! I mean how cool would that be? I would LOVE it if me, Chloe, and Zoey could rent a HUGE suite for a night and have a massive sleepover party!! There’d be NO Brianna. NO fighting for the TV. And most importantly NO PARENTS!! Just think of all the things you can do when you’re hanging out in a fancy hotel! First we’d hang by the pool and the hot tub, and because it’s a totally ritzy hotel, we might run into some celebrities, like Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift. Then we’d go up to the suite and order room service. I’m thinking hamburgers, French fries, shakes, and pretty much everything off the dessert menu. A butler named Jeeves would bring it all on those fancy trays with big silver lids. I’d pay for it with my Dad’s credit card (because this is a fantasy…and I never have to use my allowance in my fantasies!!) We could turn the music CRAZY LOUD because there’d be no one there to scream, “Turn it down or shut if off!!” (What kind of options are those??) But what would make it REALLY cool would be the midnight hide and seek! I know we’re kind of old for hide and seek, but just think how much fun it would be in a hotel! You could hide in the lobby, in the fitness center, or under the bed…because no one would think to look there when you have the WHOLE hotel for hiding! And then of course we’d do the usual sleepover things, like Truth or Dare and scary stories. We could wear our own pajamas…or we could wear those big thick white bathrobes they always have in those fancy hotels. Oh, and another cool thing is that we could watch movies all night long on massive flat screen TV. Now I just need to convince Mom and Dad to let me do it! I highly doubt that will happen, since they’re the kind of parents who want to chaperone school dances “just in case I need” them. (Translation: to make me look like a HUGE DORK!) But oh well…a girl can dream! Would you come to my fancy hotel sleepover??