.. from the home of the neverending weekend ..

Friday, February 15, 2008

Get out.

Unlike Tobias, Natalie likes her sleep.
At the best of times she gets all comfy under the blanket with a big smile and goes right to bed. No whining.. no complaining.. no problem.

She also takes her sleep relatively seriously.

The other night mom just put her to bed and I didn't get to say my usual 'good night' so I quietly opened the door to her room. There she was, eyes closed and snug as a bug. Smile and all, awaiting sleep to fall over her like some warm blanket.

I quietly walked over to the side of her bed. She opened her eyes just long enough to give me a smile. I reached over and held her hand.. thinking that this would comfort her.. help her go to sleep.. as it would with her older brother. I hadn't seen her much that day and I didn't mind taking the few minutes to stand in the dark to quietly bond with my daughter as she drifted off to dreamland.

A short pause of calmness passed when she opened her eyes again, still smiling as she turned her head and in a small voice whispered to me, "get out." She then closed her eyes again, laid her head down in the pillow while still smiling .. eagerly awaiting mr.sandman's arrival.

I quickly and quietly excused myself as I was apparently in mr.sandman's way.

with great grandma after a great night of sleep

if you're interested: 'Get out' part 2


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