Being a parent has it's ups and downs.

Up
Three of the four children at a sleep-over.
Down
A midnight call because someone can't sleep without a very specific stuffed animal. Luckily it's a short walk to the neighbor's house.
Up
All three make it through the night, which is a first for one of them.
Down
The eight year old throwing up that morning because, shockingly, you cannot subsist on gatorade and popcorn for dinner and then only get five hours of sleep.
Up
At least it wasn't the stomach flu.