Posted by: ppernick | April 29, 2010

Polite at night

 Ari and Caitlyn laying down

It’s late. I should be sleeping but I woke up with a bad taste in my mouth and decided to brush my teeth and get a cup of ice water..

On the way downstairs, I stopped to take a peek at Caitlyn.  Once the night light provided enough light to see her, I found her sleeping perpendicular to the mattress on the floor covered up with the blanket.  I considered moving her back onto the bed, but instead just stood watching her for a moment. I remembered the other night when I did move her back to bed. I happened to find her pacifier as I was adjusting the blankets and handed it to her.  I don’t recall if she asked for it, but I didn’t think she was very awake, yet she still managed to say “Thanks.”  This time, I decided to just let her sleep and continued downstairs.

And now it’s an hour later.  I’ve started some laundry, put some dishes in the dishwasher, took care of the litter box and gathered some of the trash and recycling to take out in the morning.  Now it’s time to try and get back to sleep or I won’t be so polite when it’s time to wake.

Update:  Just as I was getting ready to shut down the computer last night, I thought I heard a noise.  Sure enough, I found a confused, sleepy Caitlyn standing in the hallway.  I picked her up and took her back to bed.  As I was gathering the blanket she asked for her ‘paci’.  And yet again, I got a nice thank you as she curled up under the blankets and went back to sleep.

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