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here’s this girl who made a bed for herself in our laundry basket. she’s trying to got to bed for the night at about 4pm. i have a new skill of getting her to bed, eager to go to bed, ASKING TO GO TO BED.  she has come to the age of being able to listen rationally now when we tell her she doesn’t sleep well and feel good in the morning if she goes to bed too late. she has nightmares sometimes and we’ve figured out if she goes to bed too late she gets them due to lack of sleep. once we explained to her that we should get to bed earlier so the nightmares won’t come, she’s been a more than willing bedtime partner.

a gentle scaring-your-children-to-bed never hurt. it feels so middle ages. so brother’s grimm.


bed time

darla had a less than stellar bedtime tonight. one in which i probably could have been a little more patient and kinder.


my client has messaged me that she’s having signs that baby might be on it’s way soon. now i am heading into a guilt spiral thinking about my first night cuddling darla almost 4 years ago annnnnnnnd i’m wrestling with the urge to bring her into my bed. the fact that i might be absent from her day tomorrow is leaning me towards yes on this one.

either way i’m going to bed. good night!