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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Only when Daddy's gone...

8:27pm
Get Chloe comfortably settled in our bed (blankets, pillows, and six different toys surrounding her), turn on a movie, kiss her goodnight, and shut the door behind me, fully expecting she'll be out within a few minutes. No, this not part of our normal nightly routine. Only when Daddy's gone...

10:02pm
Suddenly startled by the creak of our bedroom door, I realize Chloe must still be awake. But how can this be when I haven't heard a peep from that direction of the house since kissing her goodnight an hour and a half ago? Well, whether she's been asleep or not, she's clearly awake now! And here she stands in front of me, bright-eyed, grinning and ready to make an announcement!

"I want a hamburger!"

You want a hamburger?
It's 10:00, kid!
How could you be hungry? And a hamburger of all things?
Why not a cracker or some apple juice - something we actually have!
And what on earth are you doing awake anyway?

Wait a minute.

A hamburger?

Hmmm...

That actually sounds really good.

10:07pm
Off to "Old McDonald's" (in the words of Chloe) we go. Yep, I'm crazy. But I'm also pregnant and pretty much willing to eat at any hour of the day. And really, how often do Chloe and I make such spontaneous late night runs to Mickey D's? Only when Daddy's gone...

10:25pm
It occurs to me that Chloe hasn't said a word since we left the drive thru window. Upon a quick glance to the back seat, I discover the explanation: she's sound asleep.

Here's what Chloe will be eating for breakfast in the morning.
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12 comments:

stephschmidt said...

I LOVE it! I love that you took her to Old McDonald at 10pm! What a fun mom you are! And what happy memories she'll have!

Ken and Amy said...

That is the funniest thing I've heard all week! Hope Chloe enjoyed her Mickey D's for breakfast!

Binns Family said...

What a fun mom! I love those random moments you get to give kids just what they want when they dont need it.

Carrie said...

THat is too funny! You crack me up!

Coates Family said...

That is so awesome. It's those little moments that can last a lifetime, (even if she was asleep)! What a fun mommy daughter date!

The Boone Family said...

Valerie,
This is Rebekah, David Boone's wife. We've misplaced your phone #. David wanted to touch base with Neal about this weekend. Can you send me your phone # or have Neal call. Our email is boones348@yahoo.com.
Thanks!!

Angie said...

I loved reading this post! It just makes me smile to know that there are no "rules" to being a mom or a parent. What fun memories you're building together, you and Chloe.

The Barton Family said...

That is SO FUNNY!! For some reason I can totally see you doing that. You have to do silly fun things like that when dad is gone! My hubby is in The Springs this week!

Rachel said...

Wow, you are definitely a fun mom! I would have rolled over and told her to get back in bed ;) I guess being pregnant does help the food case though...I ate a hot dog last night at almost 10pm, so bad!

The Goulds said...

that is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that you did that too! You ARE a fun mom! AND a fun daughter! And it was fun talking to you after Chloebug had fallen sound asleep while her "breakfast" cooled down :). DID she eat it the next morning?

Love you alllll sooooo muchhhh...
Mama/Gma Jill

Camille said...

That is hilarious!