Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Last night our bedtime routine was interrupted by the door bell. Needless to say it woke Sam up enough that she didn't really want to go to bed, even though I knew she was exhausted. Once I put her in her bed she would cry if I left the room. So, I stood over her bed and we sang and tickled (softly on her face) a little to try and become sleepy. Well, she started up a conversation and I could just tell that she was explaining to me why she didn't need to go to sleep. She used many different sounds and expressed a lot of emotion as she informed me of not being tired. I simply just kept repeating to her that it was bed time and therefore we go to sleep. Eventually she did get tired and spent a little time quietly in bed talking with herself, within minutes she was conked out. It was such a blessing to really feel the bond and interaction with her.