Thursday, May 17, 2007

The gift that keeps on giving

The Kraken's Mother's Day gift to me? After three hours of listening to her sing the ABC song, and STILL no nap, the Minotaur went up in dejected defeat to retrieve her from the confines of her crib. She met him at the door. When asked how she got out of the crib, she informed me "One day, I fell down in bed".

We are now on day three in the toddler bed, and she LOVES IT. I am not telling you she goes to sleep any more quickly, or wakes later in the morning, but at least (so far) she is actually staying in it, and begs to go to bed at night. I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon enough and I'll be chasing her all over the house at 2 in the morning, but for now she seems to have made an effortless transition.

So why do I feel so sad when I go in and check on her in the quiet dark? When I look in, somehow still expecting to see my baby, and instead I see this long, lanky kid with her legs dangling off the bed below the crib rails. I'm sure I'll recover, but I hope it happens before I throw Weight Watchers out the window with only 8 pounds to go and demand of the Minotaur that he impregnate me right. effing. now.

7 comments:

Sugarmama said...

Aw hell, it's just 8 pounds. Come on! Come on!

Suburban Gorgon said...

Yeah, Sugarmama. I know you want me to be knocked up. But hell, after this evening I'm not sure I ever want to do it again. The Kraken did NOT have a graceful evening. Can't wait to see y'all on Sunday!

DebbieDoesLife said...

Enjoy your blog but I would love to come for dinner sometime! Sounds yummy all the things you make.

Good luck with the diet. Sounds like you are doing great!

DSB said...

That is so awesome about the toddler bed! Maybe the novelty won't wear off for a while yet :)

I wish I was doing as well with my diet.

cubmommy said...

Get started woman! Want to hear about baby stuff.

I agree with Sugarmama!

susan said...

Awww.....

bon said...

Heehee, I can't seem to find a way to say that you could probably sign up the Minotaur for a few practice sessions, and thats always fun, takes yer mind off it...

can't do without sounding kinda creepy.