Saturday, June 02, 2007

Cuddle Time.

This heat and the long days is making regular bed times an impossibility. Last night Peach woke up at about 10:30 and refused to go back to sleep until 1am. I blame the heat and all the sweat she woke up drenched in. Cherry has been going to her ROOM at her regular 7pm bedtime, but hasn't gone to sleep before 9:30pm in several days. She's usually happy to just play and sing quietly in her room until she falls asleep. But sometimes, she sort of gets a little out of hand when she trashes her room.
That's right, she's sleeping UNDER her mattress, and is using her blanket as a pillow. When I went in there and removed the mattress from her, and put it back on her bed, she very quietly woke up, said "Thank you mommy" in the cutest little voice and crawled onto her bed and went back to sleep.

Tonight (Saturday night) she wasn't so happy just playing in her room and trashing it quietly. Tonight she was upset because she was "all wet mommy." (Covered in sweat). So, I asked her if she wanted to cuddle. (I know, cuddling doesn't exactly solve the sweat problem, but I thought it would make her feel better, and I don't really get much alone time with either one of my kids, so I thought I'd take advantage of the situation.)

She was super excited about cuddling, and so was I, really, 'cause it's only been a few months now that she's actually let me cuddle with her since she was a little baby. And I mean REALLY cuddle. And she's not shy about the kisses now either, which is excellent!

ANYWAY... we cuddled for awhile, but she was no where near ready to go to sleep, and after several rounds of "I love you"s and talking about how much fun we had at the beach today, I decided it was time to go to sleep. So, I rolled over and pretended to sleep, complete with full out fake snoring. Cherry tried EVERYTHING to get my attention. She was calling out "Mommy, mommy, I love you!" and stroking my hair and everything. It was very cute, and I did an EXCELLENT job at continuing to fake snore and not crack a smile.

But then she got me.

When she knocked on my head and said....

"Knock, knock, Helllooooo? Anybody home?"

I totally cracked up laughing, which sent her into a fit of laughter, which turned into a tornado of kisses.

Then she let me tuck her in and she went right to sleep.

Aww, I love being a mom.


Sarah said...

Awww... that's adorable! Sometimes I read your blog and I think "OMG... could I handle being a mother?"... but posts like this remind me that there are MANY redeeming moments. :)

Hillary said...

Soooo cute. I love it!

Erin said...

Too cute! She's such an adorable child.

shandelle said...

That's great. I hear ya, I take snuggles when ever I can get them, which lately isn't very often. The whole story made me laugh. You reallydon't know what will come out of their mouth.

Evan said...

Welcome to our world- sweat, stinkin heat. Actually come to Sydney NOW (take armondo's boat) as we are getting snow in the mountains, you will be quite at home.

Melora said...

She is darling, and So Good! Neither of mine would ever have been content to play alone in their rooms for a couple hours before falling asleep on their own. You really are doing an excellent job.
There is nothing quite like the soft warm back of a baby's neck! And a couple sweaty curls thrown in is just fine. The knock-knock game is brilliant -- I think she's on to you!

Kim said...

Cherry is so cute!! I agree with her, sleeping hot is a pain and keeps you awake:o)