We've lived in Utah, Nebraska, upper Michigan and now we've settled in Colorado...at least for now! Marley is 10, Isi is 6 and Enzo is 4.

Life is great!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oblivious...but, not always.

Tuesdays are Nathan's long days at school. He is either working or in class from 9am to 8pm. Needless to say, I make sure he has a GOOD lunch on Tuesdays.

Since I pick him up an hour after Marley's bedtime, she gets to stay up late Tuesdays. Last night, her and I sat down to a delicious dinner of Chicken-A-La-King and three bites in:

She said, "Da-ty?"
I said, "He's at school."
She started to fuss.
I said, "We're gonna go get him later. It's ok."

She started pointing toward her bedroom and crying.
I said, "Are you done eating? Do you want to get down?"
She pointed to the ground which is her way of saying, "Yes, I'm done, I want to get down."
So, I got her down and she went directly to her room and started putting her pj's on.
I helped her get ready for bed. She always goes to get daddy in her pj's.

And then....

she climbed into bed.

In my head I thought, "What the heck!?!? it's only 6:30? Should I make her stay awake?" I sang to her and she went right to sleep. I guess she was tired.

Thankfully we have some neighbors we actually know now and they are in our ward. They pretty much live right above us and to the north. I ran upstairs and Brianne gladly came down and sat in our apartment while I went and got Nathan.

This morning, Marley and I had a long talk about how she needs to go to bed like that every night. She does pretty good but she still thinks she needs to cry herself to sleep and sometimes listening to it makes my neck tight.

This mid-morning she stood in her bed and cried, refusing to take a nap.

Looking out my window, I just realized that cat lady, who lives across the way, moved! I wonder how long she has been gone? Weird. I've been sick with a cold since last Thursday so I haven't been opening the curtains. Man! A lot can happen when you are oblivious.


The Hungry said...

"...sometimes listening to it makes my neck hurt." There are/were days where I felt like I had a sore throat, the kind you get from screaming and yelling - like at a football game - you know? But I hadn't been to a football game, I'd just been with my kids all day - and though I hadn't really been screaming, the screaming I was doing in my head actually gave me a sore throat - the tenseness of it.

I hope you're feeling better. And sweet Marley to be so tired to go to bed like that. Too bad about nap time though...

Katie said...

What?!? Your story was so funny because you totally went off track about the crazy cat lady! I loved it!

Corn Husker said...

I too was slightly (and delightfully) confused and intrigued by the cat lady part. I love that Marley knows her limits. I think tonight when we get home from class, I'll just cry and point toward my bed, and perhaps hand my pajamas to Jesse. Wait, no, that would just be weird since I"m not as cute as Marley. Oh well.

By the way - when I read that Tuesday is Nate's long day/night, I was sad for him and for you, and happy for me. Jesse has clients practically all day (and until 9 or10), and I can only focus on homework for so long in an empty house, so we should do something this coming Tuesday, and perhaps make it a habit. What do you think?

Sandy said...

Oh, cornhusker. Thank you for being such a good friend to my daughter who lives sooooooo far away from me.

Anonymous said...

Three words, Love you guys!! It's ends up being five words since I put 'Three words' before it.