Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Olive is "napping". Aka pretend napping. It's one of her favorite things to do in the afternoon. It goes a little something like this.

Olive is tired. Yawning, rubbing her eyes, laying down in random places, maybe just a bit cranky. So I suggest a nap. Olive says good night to her toys and heads for the stairs. We change her diaper. She changes her doll's diaper. Or Cookie Monster's. Or her book's. (She's big into changing diapers right now). We read a story and sing a song or two. Cuddle and say "Good night! Love you! *smooch smooch smooch*". I lay her down and leave the room.

All is quiet.

Approximately 10-15 minutes later I hear, "Mama. Dada. Mama. Dada." This goes on for about 5 minutes and then she is quiet again. 10-15 minutes after that "Mama? Dada? Dada? Buh-bye! *smooch smooch smooch* Uv oo! (love you)" This pattern continues on for another 10 minutes or so. Quiet. Talking. Quiet. Talking. And usually just about the time I am ready to give up on nap and go get her, she falls asleep.

Today is no exception. But instead of saying "Mama. Dada." she is howling. She is howling for her puppers.

Let's hope he doesn't respond.

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