Monday, July 11, 2011

Bedtime Fun

Little Miss went to bed under protest tonight.  She went very unwillingly but went through the motions.  Then, as soon as bedtime arrived, so did a thunderstorm.  (Actually, both things are still simultaneously happening.)  So, she called for Daddy because he's a bigger pushover at bedtime.  However, he was also cooking dinner so he only attended to the first round of grievances.  Then, usually we ignore her.  I heard the thunder rumbling and her whimpering so I went in to give hugs.  At this point, I noticed she wasn't whimpering, she was just plain whining.  I could see in her face she was exhausted.  She was rubbing her eyes and yawning... but whining.  So, I told her if she didn't settle down, I was going to leave because I didn't come in there to hear her whine.  She looked at me and said, "I don't want to settle down.  Leave."  When I didn't leave, she sat up, pointed to the door and said, "Leave!"  So, I did. 

Funny but in the seconds since I left the room, it's been silent from her room and I bet anything she just rolled over and went to sleep.  Should have just stuck with my usual routine of ignoring her.  That'll teach me to be nice during a thunderstorm. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The girl knows her mind, you have to give her that. :)