We just arrived home yesterday from another whirlwind Ohio trip. It was a fantastic trip. We had such a good time and I have so many good stories to share but I wanted to share this one with you. It happened tonight, it's funny, sweet and speaks volumes about your personality and things that stick with you.
First let me introduce your buddies Wyatt and Sophia to the blog. They are both a few years older than you and Wyatt has been excited to meet you since you were born. When you were zero he was 3, he hadn't met you yet but kept telling his parents "I can't wait to see baby Mica Rose." Wyatt has quite the personality which I'm sure you know by the time you're able to read this post. Wyatt and Sophia are two of your Ohio buddies that you see at least once a year. Since they're older I think what they say has more impact on you. It's the whole "older kid" syndrome. I love that you know them at least a little bit and more than just the occasional person. They're parents are good people.
Of course I don't have any pictures of you three from this past visit because when then came over you wanted to impress them so you spent pretty much the entire time in the bathroom putting on and washing off temporary tattoos... and you're a little be cray cray.
Anyhow, tonight was the first night in a long time we did our bedtime routine. We read some books and then I tucked you in by singing you some songs and having a little chat as I tuck you in. As much as I know that you are a master at stalling in going to bed and you abuse me in the nighttime tuck routine, I love it. No matter what is happening at work or whatever, I always try to make it home in time to tuck you in every night. Most of the nights are routine but every now and then there is some substance in our little bedtime chats. Here was our conversation tonight. You pretended to hide under your covers and said:
Maya: (dramatically pulling covers off head) "BOO!!!"
Daddy: "Whoa! You scared me!"
Maya: "Like really scare you? Like scare you in your heart or scare you in your brain?"
Daddy: (thinks he knows what you mean) "Umm... my brain. I was just playing with you."
Maya: "Phew. I didn't want to scare you in your heart. Did you know I had a scare in my heart?"
Daddy: "Um no? What do you mean?"
Maya: "Well Wyatt said that if you have a nightmare and have a high bunk bed you will crack your head open. And then you'll have to go to the R.V."
Daddy: (trying to quickly process) "Do you mean E.R?"
Maya: "YES! The E.R.! He told me that and it scared me! In my heart!"
Daddy: "Oh no sweetie! You don't have to be scared. Did that happen to him?"
Maya: "I dunno. I checked his head and didn't see any brain but I was really scared I'd crack my head"
Daddy: "Well don't worry. You're not in any danger of cracking your head and Mommy and Daddy are right in the next room, okay?"
Maya: "Okay. Phew! One more song and then one more kiss / hug from Mommy?"
Daddy: "Of course my sweet pea." (breaks into the chorus of "American Pie")
Sleep well my princess and no nightmares!