March 18, 2008

I always check on the children before I go to bed. I guess this comes from the same impulse that made me watch them breath when they were little. If we are being totally honest here, the truth is, I actually hung my head over the edge of my bed and into my son's bassinet when he was first born. I slept like that. You can tell right away that he was my first born. It wasn't too many nights before I gave up on trying to fit into the bassinet and brought him to bed with us.

So on my way to bed last night I checked in and found my daughter propped up and kind of put out with herself because she was still awake. She said, "I give myself T for Troll because I can't sleep." "You give yourself T for Troll? Well I give you A for Angel." She replied, "T for Troll. I'm not having bad dreams. I'm not feeling bad. I just can't sleep. A is for Average. Everyone knows this. Maybe I'm G for Godless." (?) "Well, I think you are A for Angel. Where are you getting all this about grades?" She said, "Oh, I listen. And I tarn up a bit from here and there."

Tarn up? Something only Godless Trolls can do, I guess. Maybe she gets I for Inventive. Or I get S for Sucker because, of course, she ended up in bed with us for the night. I count these moments and try to savor every second. She in our bed. My son holding tight for a hug. Either of them preferring to be home. Won't be long till they are so O for Out of here.

5 comments:

regularmom said...

Or C for cute. Or D for darling.

Maria said...

W for wonderful post. M for moments that are here and gone...thanks for the reminders to hold every moment precious!

Mommylion said...

Oh wow, how cute is she? I've been smiling all morning over this story.

Heather said...

I'd have to get the Sucker grade too. Between my three, someone is always in my bed at night. I worry that I'll become one of those crazy empty-nesters when I'm left with just my husband to sleep with (poor guy). But the bigger they get, the less they need me. I'd be a fool to turn them down during the scarce few times when they do.

MOM #1 said...

Baby Boy and I fell asleep together in my bed after his surgery last week. I hate that he had to have surgery, but sometimes it's the only time he'll let me get close enough to touch him. They grow up SO fast.

Savor every moment while you can!