Sunday, June 6, 2010

Putting Andrew to sleep

When told that it was time for bed, these are actual responses from my 3-year-old:

"Actually, Mommy, my body doesn't even need to sleep." [Include dramatic arm gesturing for full effect]

"I will be so, so, so, so sad if I have to go to sleep."

"I think the only option is for me to stay up until ONE o'clock."  [More dramatic gesturing]

Serious, somber face:  "I cannot lay down because my body isn't... even... tired." 

There are times (like now) when I shiver to think of the Older Andrew.  I'm certain I'll be outmatched.  I suppose in some ways, I already am.  You can lead a 3-year-old to bed, but you cannot make him sleep.  But these silly, articulate sentences coming from this ridiculously small creature make my day.

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