That’s all any parent ever wants, right? A girl that will sleep. A child that will sleep. That has to be the greatest gift, from God to parent.
And if you don’t ‘believe,’ well then that has to be the greatest gift, from your child, to you.
You know you have reached a turning point, a pinnacle of your parenting lifespan, when you start to wake your child.
You get out of bed before them.
You make noise around the house in an effort to wake them up.
And when you walk into their room, their head goes up begrudgingly, before slumping back into their pillow.
Then you walk away, with a laugh. Because you know, the tables have turned.
Mwa ha ha.
Today, after waking up in bed for over 30 minutes, I forced myself out of bed just before 10am. I had gone to bed at 1am, I’ve been under the weather, baby girl has been sick, and this in turn has had her waking and crying from her harsh coughing and rough feeling throat. We’ve had interrupted sleeps for the last 3 nights.
I went downstairs, and was opening blinds, banging cupboards and taking out dishes, when a disheveled looking baby girl, hair all over her face, ran wildly from her room, looking to see where the source of the noise was coming from.
She found me in the kitchen. She beamed, we hugged warmly, and then we started our day.
I love these days 🙂