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    Monday, October 27, 2008

    The Best Thing

    For those of you that know me well, know that I likey my sleepy. I love taking naps, and I love sleeping in on cloudy, rainy days. Unfortunately, I have an early riser on my hands. Emma likes to get up around 6 or so, sometimes earlier. But it's not Emma that I'm talking about. Maggie, she could sleep in until 8, no prob, so it's not Maggie I'm talking about either.

    It's Gretta. She wakes up at the first sound of life in the house. Which, unfortunately, is around 6 when Emma wakes up. Not.A.Good.Thing. But since I'm a loving, devoted mother, I arise and start off the day, doing my motherly duties of cereal and milk and making lunch. And of course I do all of this with a smile on my face, and a song in my heart. Sense the sarcasm here.

    The other night, as I was getting G ready for bed, she became fixated on a Hello Kitty pillow that resides on the bunkbeds that share her room. She didn't want to leave that pillow alone on the bed. So I put the pillow in her crib, thinking she would be sick of it in no time. Turns out, she loves it. Yeah, she's 21 months old. She probably shouldn't be sleeping with a pillow. But she is.

    And my life has suddenly become much, much easier. Now, her once short sporadic naps have become 2 hours or more. Heaven! And her habit of waking upon any sound in the house? Gone! She sleeps through anything now! I can even go in her room to check on her now, which is probably a good thing, since she's sleeping with a pillow and she's 21 months old, or have I mentioned that already?

    So thank you, Hello Kitty. I never thought I would be grateful for a creepy kitten with a giant head, and yet, I am. Gretta thanks you too, from her very rested heart.

    10 Response(s):

    ClistyB said...

    Hello Kitty makes my world go round. I love her, and have since I was a wee one.
    G is not even too young for a pillow, don't let anyone bug you about that.

    Laura said...

    Thats good you found G's 'yellow'! Night night!

    Meg said...

    Just put her and her pillow in the closet, seemed to work like a charm last time! :) Just kidding. Glad you are back. I did miss you.

    traci said...

    My kids have pillows by their first birthday - they sleep better with them!

    Thank you so much for a fun visit. Annd can't stop talking about Maggie:)

    Eliza said...

    Theo started sleeping with a pillow sometime around 10 or 11 months--I think I did it one night when he had a cold, to prop up his head, and it became a habit. He won't sleep without one now. So, I wouldn't worry about Gretta having a pillow.

    Secondly--I will do almost anything to catch a few extra Zs. As long as it is not blatantly dangerous.

    Phoebe said...

    That's it! I am getting Agnes a pillow today. You were describing our exact sleeping situation.

    Phoebe said...

    BTW Henry had a pillow when he was 9 months old. He slept way better after that, too. Why am I so slow to remember these things?

    Kelli said...

    Thank you Hello Kitty for giving us our Keli back! You know I have empathy for people who don't get enough sleep.

    TroyBoy said...

    Ah suffocation, so peaceful!

    Darci & Devin Buhl said...

    6:00?!? Who cares if she has a pillow! No one should have to wake up that early. Madeline has one in her crib...I think it's just fine...Especially if it makes her sleep longer.