02.30.50 yes, love, what's wrong?
ok, love, for a few minutes, then night-night.
02.40.00 good night, love. see you in the morning. *kiss*
03.30.20 come back, mommy...sob
03.30.30 open door...sob
(continues in this fashion, getting louder, longer and using every word in her vocabulary, which is surprisingly large.)
04.00.00 i am sorry, honey. if i give in to her now, she will do this every night...to my hubby who has to get up at 0445 to get ready for work.
04.15.00 ack! really? is she still at it? she hasn't even taken a breath.
04.16.00. ok, love. goodness. you are so worked up. here, now. calm down. momma's got you. there, now. here's your 'b' shhhhh. (gasp, sob, hiccup, sob, gasp) do you want to come lie down with mommy?
yes, and daddy
do you want to come to mommy's room?
ok. let's go.
04.20.00 (daddy) hi, sweetie
no-ooo (it actually has 3 syllables when she says it)
during this time, stinkerbell decides that she wants to play hide and seek with her toes under my blanket.
why do i even bother trying to sleep?
05.20.00 cereal bar?
are you hungry?
ok. let's go.
and so my day is started.
did i mention that bonobo made an appearance at around 2:30 this morning to sleep with us cause he was scared. i let him in our bed for about 10 minutes then tucked him into his own. thankfully without incident.
i am on the 3rd cup of coffee.
there are many more to come. i am sure of it.
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