Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Last night, 2:00 AM:

"My shoe off!"

"Uhm. Fuh. Whuh? Baby?"

"My shoe off!"

"Yes, Kamal, your shoes are off."

"Mama shoe off!"

"Yes, mama's shoes are off. Because it's time to sleep. We don't sleep with shoes on. Can you go back to sleep?"

"Daddy shoe off!"


"Daddy shoe off!"



"Yes. Yes, Kamal. Ok. You're right. Daddy's shoes are off. It's sleepytime, honey. Ok?"

"Dahdah shoe off!"

"Yes, Toby is also not wearing any shoes. And he is asleep. So..."

"Yaaaaaay shoe off!"


"YAAAY! Shoe off!"

"Sweetie pie, it's--"

"Mah boo baba. Mah boo baba. Ma BOO baba!"

"Yes. You're wearing your blue pajamas. And--"

"Ma boo baba butt."

"And yes, your blue pajamas have buttons. But--"

"More butt! More. More more butt!"

"Yes, there are a lot of buttons. How about you lie back down now? Can you close your eyes?"


"Oh good. Good night, my sweet baby."

"Yes. Yesssss. YAAAAAAASSSS."

"Good night, honey."

"Yay, Yes!"

"Time to go to sleep, Kamal."

"No more Yes."

"That's right. No more Yes."

"Bye-bye, Yes!"

"[sigh] Bye-bye, Yes."

"Syoo, Yes!"

"See you, Yes."

"Naht naaaaht, mama."

"Nighty-night, sweetheart."

"Naht naht, Daddy."

"Daddy is sleeping, honey. Let's not wake him up just to say good night, okay?"

"Naht naht, Dahdah."

"Toby is sleeping too, honey."

"...Dahdah shoe off!"

This, along with occasional rebel yells of "No feet! ('No sleep!') No more feet!" and my eventual, unanswered pleas of "Are you ever going to go back to sleep? You have to fall sleep eventually, right?" was the long, dark soundtrack of my early morning. Until FIVE-THIRTY. Nonstop. My alarm went off at six for an early meeting. Came home from that meeting at a quarter to nine and found him passed out in the big orange chair with Adam.

This photo is actually from 3 months ago. But it's pretty much exactly what this morning looked like.

I just ordered another "help your child sleep better" book. I don't want to read another sleep book. I AM TOO TIRED TO READ ANOTHER SLEEP BOOK.

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