Bedtime, Girls Night, and DreamsPosted: April 22, 2012
My husband works 11-3 and 5-10 on Sundays, and our daughter gets dropped off at noon, so most of the day it’s just us girls.
Today was one of the best days ever for night-nights. I got her down for her nap in ten minutes, and bedtime only took fifteen! She does not want to go to sleep for me. Dad’ll be in and out of her room in five minutes or so most times, but I
usually almost always get 60-90 minutes of screaming hissy fits. I pat, I rock, I sing, no difference. This has been my lot since the first nights she spent here a year ago, at eleven months. I feel your pain, Elphaba! I’m so fortunate that his schedule and the interim ruling mean Sunday is the only day I get to do this now!
Sunday is also nail clipping day, and while she’s not exactly a fan of the clipping part, she absolutely loves nail polish. We have a girly girl, folks. All nail polish is ‘pink toes!’ As long as we paint first, we can clip all day long. Today after bathtime I even let her pretty me up some.
And then we made rice pudding and watched The Secret Garden.
In other news, when my husband got to work this morning, his boss waylaid him to share that she and her husband both dreamed last night that we had boy/girl twins. I dreamed that five days ago. The girl was born first, and we named her after Grandma Inez. The boy’s name was one we agreed on a few months ago. Peeing bright and early next Sunday!