So I was trying to sleep in because its a holiday and everything
but then I hear Piney wake up and I know its all over
I wait for her to jump on me and demand me to wake up right now
But she surprised me.
Instead she quietly came over to my bed and put her softest, biggest teddy bear next to me.
"Here you go," she said.
"You have to hold him REALLY tight," she instructed.
Then she stroked my hair and said, "Its O.K. mama"
Then she patted my side for a while and reassured me again that all was O.K.
So now you may be thinking that she was comforting me for some reason, but there was nothing that happened to bring that on.
So then you may think that she was doing this because she had done something wrong and was trying to placate me, but you would be wrong again.
This was a totally spontaneous nice thing to do for no reason.
And the thing I realized was that I really liked sleeping with her teddy bear.
Seriously, why had I not realized the joy of sleeping with stuffed animals?
I can feel that you don't believe me.
But TRY it.
Really. Go into your kids room and get their biggest, fluffiest stuffed animal and take it to bed.
You may be pleasantly surprised and grow quite attached to that thing.
You may even want to take it with you on business trips.
I won't tell anyone!!!