When it comes to sleepovers, they are often a huge deal, both for the kids hosting and for their parents.
For the kids, it is a fun night they can spend gossiping with their friends, staying up late and overdosing on sugar, but for their parents, it can be daunting. This is because not only do they suddenly have responsibility for another bunch of children, but there can also be the issue of the opposite sex staying over. Even if they are just friends, the rule is as old as time itself – no members of the opposite sex can sleep over.
That was the rule that Mason Brian Barclay was confronted with when he wanted to go to a girls-only sleepover at his friend Houston Shelton’s house. He was very openly gay, but her parents had a strict rule that it was to be girls only.
However, Mason was not dismayed by this rule, and he decided to ask Houston’s mum if he could still attend.
He might have expected a yes or no answer, but he certainly didn’t expect the hilarious one she actually sent him.
The great response was then put online and has since attracted a lot of attention with people sharing their own stories of sleepovers.
This just goes to show, those who ask, get.