The Continuing Adventures of SuperPreemie

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

Posted on: October 19, 2008

Shoshanna has been trying as hard as ever she can to avoid napping, both at home and at school.  I’d guess she sleeps maybe 50% of the time at school, and at home we have to bribe her with something extra-fun if she naps.

Yesterday, we had not bribed her.  Around 1:30 I put her and her new baby doll (purchased with birthday money from Oma) in her bed and left the room.  Downstairs in the basement, we heard her chattering to herself, which is pretty normal.  And then she said,  “Mommy, I love you!”  We cracked up.  “Mommy, I hear you laughing!”  Matthew admonished me for being loud.  And then, in a lovely sing-song voice, “Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

For about 20 minutes.  Then it got quiet for a bit and I thought she might have gone to sleep.  But I was wrong.

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

Then she stopped saying it and I heard her thumping around.  I wasn’t really paying attention to where the sound was coming from.  And then,

“Mommy, I’m done with my rest!”

Not through the baby monitor.  No, from the child who was standing right next to me, grinning from ear to ear.  We of course cracked up.  Once I’d composed myself, I asked her how she’d gotten past the gate at the top of the stairs.

“Oh, I just climbed over it.”

So there is no longer a gate at the top of our stairs (it was the last one up, actually), because we are of the opinion that her falling going over it is worse than her simply tripping going down the stairs.  She has been admonished that if she leaves upstairs during rest time or at night, she will be in “Big Trouble”.  We haven’t yet figured out what “Big Trouble” is.

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