Granddaughter Number 1 was spending the night last night. She had done this countless times since she was a baby. My son is pretty much raising her himself, her mom having gone in and out of the picture more times than most people paint their nails, but at any rate our girl has her own room at our house, her own potty, massive amounts of toys and books. you get the picture.
so last night she was spending the night. I thought, hey shes 4 now, lets jazz it up. Lets have a “camp out” in the family room. She was all for it. we changed into jammies, pushed the “princess barbie room” out of the way ( dont ask) , lay blankets and pillows and purple baby and naked barbie and reindeer holding a ice cream cone on the floor. The two ponies rested on barbie;s canopy. We settled in for a night of “watching tv all night long.”
“dont touch me, Im making a line”
“grammy I need a drink”
“I spilled on my nighty”
“I DONT WANT TO CHANGE MY NIGHTY”
“This blanket has holes” ( crochetted afghan)
“Whats that smell?”
“can I lay my head on your lap?” ( Ahh, grammy moment)
“Im hungry.” ( Cereal at 12:00 am)
“I want to watch Minnies bowtique”
“I dont have to go potty”
“grammy, Im tired, you better put me to bed”
so we stumbled up the stairs way after midnight, me marveling at the fact that she had lasted that long AWAKE. Placed her in her crib ( I know, way too old for a crib but we havent put a toddler bed up yet and she humors us …), kissed her head, told her I love her and went to my own warm bed.
“Grammy, you left the door open”
“Grammy, I peed my bed”
whew. Im exhausted. next time, into bed at 9.