Friday, December 17, 2010

Bed time

Bed time is quite the chore at our house. No one ever seems to want to go to bed, and if they do it's because you are laying next to them or you have left them screaming and they have fallen asleep from exhaustion. Tonight was no exception.
This is how it went.

Cade is whining for both Scott and I to stay and lay with him. Colt is too. Finally Scott and I get out without anyone on our leg.

I go into my bedroom and get ready for bed myself- long day. I come back out and stand in the room next to theirs (Scott's office) to hear this conversation:

Colt: screaming, "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!
Cade: "She's not going to come in, Colton, just go to bed!"
Colt: "But I want Mama! Mama! Mama! Mama!"
Cade: "Please just go to bed, Colton. Anyway, Mommy is always with you. She is
always in your heart."
Colt: "What?"
Cade: "She's in your heart.
Colt: "No she's not.
Cade: "Yes she is."
Colt: "No, she's not."
Cade: getting upset- "Yes she is!"
Colt: "She's where? She's not in my tummy!" laughing now
Cade: "Uhhhhh! Yes she is. She is always with you in your heart. Just go to bed!"

a few minutes later...
Colt is banging something on the wall-
Cade: "Colton, stop banging on the wall! We don't own this house!
Colt: still banging- "What?"
Cade: "We don't own this house! You are going to wreck the walls, and we don't own this house!"
Me listening and in my head thinking- someone gets it!
Colt: "Who owns it then?"
Cade: "Some other people!"

another minute later...

Colt: screaming- "Daddy! Daddy! Where's daddy?!"
Cade: "He's doin' his work."
Colt: "What?"
Cade: "He's doin' his work. He's working!"
Colt: "Oh, ok. Well, then where's Mommy?!"
Cade: "Just go to bed!"

Daddy... work much....nah....

10 minutes later they are both asleep.

Tonight the torture was worth it.


Abbigail said...

That is the sweetest and funniest conversation.
Bedtime is a torture here too. I am always so happy if Freya falls asleep on the couch or something to avoid the pain.

Sara said...

That is hilarious, I have often heard "adult" converstions like that in my house too.

Kristin said...

Mandy, it was so good seeing you Sunday. It looks like Abram's flight gets in at 10:20, so this morning probably won't work out. Will you text me so I have your number? Maybe we can work something out for later this week...

cathy said...

That is so sweet! There a few things that I do not miss about having young kids...putting them to bed AnD helping with homework are the two I least miss! YOu are such a good Mom! and your family is just wonderful!!! Remember...before you know it this will be just a memory! Thank goodness for blogs to keep it all alive!

Sissy Jackson said...

THAT was hilarious. Love that you caught it ALL. Man...I miss spending the night with you guys!