Friday, May 30, 2008

The Magic of Sisterhood

The girls have been in their own beds for a while now, but still have needed one of the parents to stay in the room until they fall asleep.

Until tonight. As I write, the girls are alone in their room, talking to one another . . . quietly.

They let Daddy leave the room while they held their books. They've been talking quietly together for the past five minutes, but they have not cried for us or gotten out of bed.

Five minutes later. They are asleep!

When I think about how many more wonderful nights they are going to have talking sister-to-sister before they drift off to sleep, it makes me smile.

Plus, now I can watch Sportscenter!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Things I am thankful for.

When the girls fight on the way home from daycare over a teddy bear, crying and screaming at each other and tugging on the poor bear, I am thankful . . . for beer.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Goodie Bag Wars

Yesterday we went to not one, but TWO different birthday parties for the girls. The girls got goodie bags at each party.

We made the mistake of letting them hold them on the way home, even though they did not get to eat anything in the goodie bags.

Dinnertime was horrible. Caroline refused to eat and kept clutching her goodie bag. The girls really understand the concept of candy now!

Finally, I had to lay down the law and take the goodie bags away until the girls finished their dinner. If you had been in our house while I pried the goody bag out of Caroline's hand, you would have thought I was beating her with a stick! Even then she didn't eat until I threatened her with bath and bedtime.

Lesson learned: No one gets to hold the goodie bag until after dinner.

On an upside, we had a wonderful time at the parties.

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