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My adorable fire breathing dragon!

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Yes, that’s right! As I write this my beautiful daughter pictured here at a friend’s birthday, is in the next room transformed into a fire breathing dragon by fatigue, the terrible 3s, and plain old stubbornness! She has been yelling through her tears for about a half an hour that she doesn’t want to go to sleep and she wants to get out of bed. I can’t tell you how overjoyed I am that she doesn’t realize she could get up and run around the house now if she wanted to!

How did we get to this place, this bedtime stand off? Well, it might have something to do with going  away for a long weekend, where for four nights not only did Mommy sleep in the same bed with her but she didn’t go to bed until almost 10pm (her usual is 7:30pm)! So I am laying here in the next room taking full responsibility and in about five minutes I am going to quietly go in, pick her up, get her to stop breathing fire(hyperventilating) and start again!

UPDATE:  The fire breathing stopped shortly after I picked her up. I put her in her bed, tucked her in and the conversation went something like this:

realmom: (In a whisper) There’s no reason to stay up because there is nothing to do. The neighbor kids are all in bed and it’s dark outside. It’s time to go to sleep. It’s boring at night time.

realgirl: Then why are you up?

realmom:(thinking quickly) I’m just waiting for you to go to sleep and then I am off to bed!(partially true)

realgirl: Can I have something to drink?

By the time I return with a glass of milk she is asleep and it’s only 9pm!


Written by realmom

April 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

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  1. Aw. I hate those over-tired, out-of-routine days. But sleepy dragons are too cute.


    April 30, 2010 at 9:30 pm

  2. Every so often my daughter does something half really cute and half really manipulative like that! Never a dull moment!!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    Dani G

    May 1, 2010 at 6:34 am

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