Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Joy of Bedtime

Tonight as I was trying to head the girls off to bed, Pita was testing her limits. Last night, I let her watch a video in bed which had the effect of keeping her up and thus she was not her sunshiny self today.

Between AB throwing a fit because she wanted Pita's blueberries (she didn't want her own, she wanted Pita's), Pita arguing with every word that came out of my mouth, and Juno making me chase her around the yard to get her back into the crate, I was just about at my wits end - even resorting to the dreaded "1.....2.....".

I had finally gotten AB in bed with her passy, silky pillow, and silky blanket. Juno was finally fed, watered, walked, and back in her crate. Pita had finally selected the outfit for the Valentine party at her school tomorrow. And the light was just right. And the music was just right. And her covers were just right.

I went into the bedroom to change into my pjs. After changing, I was headed downstairs to put Pita's tights in the dryer that she just absolutely had to have for the party. I glanced into her room. She was starting to sit up so I dashed a little further down the stairs so she would not see me and so I could see what was going on.

She sat up in bed, folded her hands, and said, "God, thank you for all of the beautiful sky. And my beautiful bed. And thank you for letting my Mom name me Pita. And tell Bear and Hayley that I miss them. And tell my Grandma that is in heaven that I love her. You are the best God and the best Jesus in the whole world. And I love you. Amen."

And all the frustrations of bedtime just melt away.....

12 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Outta the mouth of babes!!!! OH--just made you melt, Woody, didn't she????

As frustrated as you get, just remember that they are young such a short time. SO---relax and enjoy them, Auntie!!!!

Hope tomorrow goes well.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dirtbikes and Divas said...

Keep in mind the entire time that being an Aunt rocks because when it is all said and done you get to give them back!!! And lets hope Pita and diva never end up roomies at college EVER or WATCH OUT!!

thevinylvillage said...

AWWW...that is too cute.

your making my paternal clock tick with these stories you know...

Grandma J said...

That's the best!

smiles4u said...

That is the sweetest thing! Those darn kids can be such rascals and then they go so or say something so gosh darn cute or sweet like this! You are the best aunt!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Kids are the best! Glad you are having fun.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, that is just the sweetest!!!
Why do they fight sleep so much? I LOVE when I have to go to bed!!!!
Youth really is wasted on the young!

imom said...

Such a sweet and from the heart prayer!

big hair envy said...

And THAT'S why you just can't help but love them...:)

C said...

awwwwww that is so precious. what good kids you have. i bet you are very proud.

C

VE said...

It's much more efficient if you Tazer them to bed at the proper time..say...7pm...

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, that just totally made my day. She is a sweetie. PS How cool are you to make sure she could wear those tights.