Cuteness by Goddess
The other day my 3 year old Goddess took a much needed afternoon nap. Naps are a rare occurrence in this house unless you are the 36 year old Teach who takes one at least 4 times a week.
When The Teach came out to tell me that she had fallen asleep I was concerned. She had dance in 1 hour and since she loves it I really wanted her to go. If not, I would probably spend the next 7 days listening to her ask about it.
I tried to wake her, "Do you want to go to dance?"
"Yes." But she never opened her eyes.
I woke her 2 1/2 hours later worried about bed time.
Bed time came and she went to bed. Probably because this house at bed time is run like a ship. Lights get turned off, milk gets offered, teeth are brushed, piggy back rides to bed, prayers, kisses and a good-night, I love you, see you in the morning.
I was shocked and elated because Dancing With The Stars was starting and I could watch without interruption. Well, it was good until 15 minutes later the Goddess poked her head in my room and said, "I didn't kiss Handsome good-night."
We took her in to kiss a sleeping Handsome and put her back to bed.
15 minutes later, she poked her head in and said, "Can you turn off my light? It's too bright."
This was the first time I had had this request. She has never slept without a light.
I turned it off as she requested. Kissed her good-night and got back to DWTS.
10 Minutes later she came in and said, "Can you find my lantern? It's too dark."
Leading her back to bed, I gave her the Barbie lantern that sits on her shelf. Again, I kissed her and headed back to DWTS.
The next 5 minutes she came out to ask for the potty and a drink.
It was going on 8:45 when The Teach led a wide awake Goddess into the room saying, "why don't you just let her sit with you."
Ummm...well basically because I was watching TV and reading and why can't you let her sit with you??????
I didn't say any of that. Instead I said, "ummmm...ok."
She sat next to me on the edge of the bed talking about how her brother was sleeping. Why was I watching this show and what are those people doing? I shhhh'd her every second because it was late, I wanted to be alone, I was missing what the judges were saying, and her brother was asleep and I wanted to keep it that way.
She can't stop talking or whisper so I was getting more annoyed at her until....
She put her head on my arm as she sat next to me and said, "Mommy, you are my very best friend."
Awwwww....my heart grew 10 times it's size and I told her, "awwww, you are my very best friend too honey."
At 10:00 p.m. I shut the TV and we went to sleep holding hands.