How does one make a successful effort to stay in touch with family members over the Christmas holidays? A group of adult cousins in Pennsylvania came up with the fun idea of spending more time with each other and their loving grandparents by having an “adult cousins sleepover” at their grandparents’ house.
Ronald and Linda George, the grandparents of the cousins who banded together for the special way to celebrate Christmas, said that it had been more than two decades since their grandkids, who now have families and kids of their own, had stayed the night for a sleepover, making it a dumbfounding event when they all showed up to give it another go.
According to Amber Hauck, one of the grandkids, the unique idea started as a joke amongst the cousins, who laughed about how funny it would be for them to show up again. But then, when Linda George, their grandma, had a health scare, they decided they’d try to make it happen and the five grandkids, aged 26 to 32, picked a date and showed up.
They then got settled, with most of them setting up to sleep on the floor after they assured their grandma that their 11 total grandkids were being looked after, and had a charcuterie board, pizza, and wine while playing dominos with Ronald and Linda. Linda told Fox News Digital that them “sitting around the table eating a hearty breakfast talking and laughing about sleepovers when they were little” was the most memorable part of the heartwarming event.
Amber added that the breakfast was especially fun because it was cooked by George, who would always cook the breakfasts when they had sleepovers as little kids. “We were up at 5:45 a.m. pretending to sleep while he was cooking,” she said.
Ronald and Linda, in a joint statement to Fox News Digital on the adult sleepover, said that they loved getting to do another sleepover with their grandkids, saying, “Loved that these kids did this for us! We will never forget this — love these grandchildren so much!”
The video of the grandkids arriving and celebrating the holidays for an adult cousins sleepover was posted to TikTok by Amber Huack, where it has been viewed more than 10 million times and received tens of thousands of comments and more than a million likes. Watch it here:
Commenters on the video loved it, posting responses like “If I could just get one night with my grandparents again I’d cherish it forever !” and “Please Lord, let me have grandchildren that want to have adult sleepovers with me one day. 🙏”
Others jumped in with comments like “Gram just rocking in her chair as everyone settles into sleep, soaking in every single second. 😭😭😭” and “This speaks volumes on the kind of parents and grandparents these people are 🥺 how amazing.” “The grandparents in their recliners just watching their babies 🥰 Plus breakfast. I wish I could have met my grandparents,” another said.
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded TikTok video
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