Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gabby Abby Goes to Bed

Abby was not sleepy at bedtime last night. This fact is not mere observation on my part. The girl told me so herself. This information was one of only many, many things I heard last night as we were attempting to drift off into dream land at 9 p.m.

I read the requisite book, gave and received the good night kiss, and turned out the light. Silence.

"Mommy. You were s'possed to read a me a stack of books, not just one. You know like you always do."

Silence.

"It's noisy in here. I can't sleep when it's noisy in here."

Silence.

"It's really, really noisy in here. I'm going to turn off the fan." Crawls out of bed, turns off the fan and climbs back under the covers.

"There. That's better."

Silence.

"You were 'posed to read me a stack of books Mommy. Like you always do."

Silence.

"I'm not sleepy."

Silence.

Yawn.

Snoring.

9:10 p.m.

8 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

Aww. Kids, when they do flake, it's fast!

bluemountainsmary said...

have you discovered the Olivia books yet ? She reminds me of Olivia!

Lesley said...

I used to get so much sleep when my kids were that age — I'd start reading to them and we'd all nod off together! There was a long period when I was rarely awake after 8.30pm!

M said...

Just thinking about he stack of books obviously made her sleepy!

peppermintpatcher said...

Lucky you're a patient woman, waiting ten minutes as you do!

Fairlie said...

BMM is right! She sounds just like Olivia.

Rob said...

When I picked Abby up from pre-school yesterday she was all excited because the fire truck had been there. With overflowing exuberance she proclaimed, "If you catch on fire you have to STOP and ROCK-n-Roll"

Rock on Abs.

rhubarbwhine said...

How funny. They crack me up. She sounds adorable :)

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