Thursday, November 29, 2007

It's the Most Wonderful Time....of the Day

Ahhh....Catherine's naptime. Some days it just can't come soon enough. Today was one of those days. She woke up at 7 am and I started watching the clock at 7:03 to see how much longer I had to hang on until I could put her down.
First she took off all her clothes. Every stitch, diaper included. Ran around naked for what seemed like hours. I finally got one of William's t-shirts on her. Then she got ahold of a sharpie marker (took lessons from her friend Isaac) and drew half a mustache on her upper lip. Drew a few marks on her hand too and wanted a bandaid to cover them. She threw fits. She flopped around in the kitchen floor most dramatically, kicking and screaming. I mostly ignored her....except at one point I looked over at William and very seriously said "W.....what in the world am I going to do with your sister?"
He shrugged his shoulders. "Mmmm....I don't TV with her?"
Sure. Just what I want to curl up with next to on the sofa.
Actually I didn't have to wait too long for naptime because during one of her fits, shortly before noon, she announced "Imanna go to bed!"
You got it sister. You got it.

1 comment:

Mary Anna said...

I remember being about 4 years old and going to McDonalds for lunch with mom. I got a Happy Meal and at the time, the prize was a crayola marker. Mine was blue.

When we got home, mom put me down for a nap and I didn't want to sleep. So, I proceeded to color my tongue with that blue marker and then pranced into the living room to show mom. I thought it was hilarious until I saw the look on mom's face---while she panicked and dialed poison control to make sure I'd survive...