On Her Flying Trapeze

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sweetness

This morning I was awakened by Laylee. She crept down the hall to my room and slowly opened the door. Hoping she’d go back to bed, I pretended to be asleep. With much effort, she hoisted herself up to stand on the box spring so her little face was level with mine.

Then she did what I do every night after she falls asleep. She kissed me on the forehead and whispered in my ear very softly, “Mommy, I love you. Have a nice dream.”

She then climbed down, crept down the hall and flooded the bathroom.

41 Comments:

Anonymous yuka R said...

i can your blog be better? in a word no.

5/30/2006 11:34 PM

 
Blogger owlhaven said...

Sly girl--she was trying to disarm you with her charm so you'd let her get away with playing in the bathrooom!

How many towels did it take? And you did maker HER clean it up, right?

Mary

5/30/2006 11:44 PM

 
Blogger Nantie Meg said...

oh I miss her!!!

Guess what!! I applied for two jobs in your area today!!! and it's with the company I already work for!!! I'll keep you posted :D

5/31/2006 12:35 AM

 
Blogger meredith said...

That's precious, soggy bathroom and all.

5/31/2006 2:03 AM

 
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, I was already for her just to tiptoe away and leave you in bliss, but no, you had to add the last line... life is funny, Kathryn... and so are you!

5/31/2006 4:19 AM

 
Anonymous krista said...

I was just about to cue the cheesy music too!

5/31/2006 5:27 AM

 
Blogger Gabriela said...

That is so cute!

5/31/2006 6:10 AM

 
Blogger Queen Beth said...

How adorable! Well, all except the bathroom part. :)

5/31/2006 6:18 AM

 
Blogger Papa said...

I'll have the dungeon, complete with shackles ready for her when you get here.

5/31/2006 6:20 AM

 
Blogger EvaRob said...

That's classic.

5/31/2006 6:33 AM

 
Blogger Lilly said...

That's very sweet even though she had plans of her own while you slept.

5/31/2006 6:38 AM

 
Anonymous Shannon (Sentimental) said...

How sweet even though the ending was a bit rough!

Adorable!

5/31/2006 7:14 AM

 
Blogger Tigersue said...

Oh that gave me a good chuckle. Kids, got to love them.

5/31/2006 7:18 AM

 
Blogger Cheerio's on my butt? said...

Sooo sweet yet soo funny! Dontcha love being a Mom? Such a rollercoaster ride of emotions! No wonder we feel crazy!

5/31/2006 7:23 AM

 
Blogger Addie said...

Oh my goodness! That punchline came out of nowhere. I was all wooed by her loveing gesture and DID NOT expect that!

Thank God there's no inspections on that house, huh?!?!

5/31/2006 7:25 AM

 
Blogger Tess said...

I had an actual tear well up - and then I read 'bathroom.' wha?????

5/31/2006 7:41 AM

 
Anonymous Alissa said...

classic bait and switch... you thought you were getting a angel child...

5/31/2006 8:32 AM

 
Blogger Stephanie said...

Isn't that just total motherhood? Cute kids and then big messes made by said cute kids.

5/31/2006 8:35 AM

 
Blogger Kristen said...

That is too sweet....and too funny!!

5/31/2006 9:00 AM

 
Blogger HLH said...

aren't they amazing sometimes?

PJ will come into my roon and whisper to no one in particular that we need to be quiet because mommy is sleeping.

5/31/2006 9:04 AM

 
Blogger emlouisa said...

Awww...at least she kissed you first.

5/31/2006 9:07 AM

 
Anonymous Heidi said...

Loved it!

Kathryn, was your back drop photo taken at Shilshole? I get back to Seattle every year or two (grew up there) and I always schedule time to go there.

5/31/2006 9:13 AM

 
Blogger The Daring One said...

The new background picture is from Whidbey Island.

Oh, and Dan heard the water running and got in there before any damage was done. Luckily that man's more alert than "some people" in the morning.

5/31/2006 9:46 AM

 
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Just wanted to say that I've been poking around you blog a bit and I love it! I have a baby around the same age as your Magoo. I'll be back if you don't mind another reader :)

5/31/2006 10:13 AM

 
Blogger Artemis Rich said...

This is exactly why I want to put a drain in the middle of my bathroom. It hasn't happened yet (my girl is just *this* close to walking) but knowing her prediliction for water it's only a matter of time.

5/31/2006 10:20 AM

 
Blogger Eli's Mom said...

Sweetness x 10....

5/31/2006 10:58 AM

 
Blogger aquamarine said...

Ah motherhood....who needs amusement when we are supplies with our own three ring circus and rollercoasters.

5/31/2006 1:06 PM

 
Blogger Nettie said...

How sweet, and yet soggy, is that! Kudos to Dan for catching it quick!

5/31/2006 2:19 PM

 
Blogger utmommy said...

Kids can be so sweet, yet so much trouble at the same time. Gotta love 'em.

5/31/2006 4:16 PM

 
Anonymous Caryn said...

Oh, that's so precious! Well, except the bathroom flooding part. Love how you sneaked that in there.

5/31/2006 7:03 PM

 
Blogger No Cool Story said...

If I was ever going to –not that I was, at all- ponder this question: I wonder if DYM can ever have a tiny little post AND still surprise to the point where I'm thinking 'she needs to be crowned the Supreme Blogger of Blogtopia’? , I’d have to say no, wonder no more. Your blog rocks and you know it.

That’s all.

5/31/2006 7:36 PM

 
Blogger Shan said...

Too funny!

5/31/2006 8:46 PM

 
Blogger ABC Momma said...

So saintly, yet so evil.

5/31/2006 9:51 PM

 
Anonymous shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

OH, I'm just warm and tingly all over.

5/31/2006 9:58 PM

 
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Awww...that is so sweet! Not the flooding part, that's funny!

5/31/2006 9:59 PM

 
Blogger Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Heh heh heh... did you dream you were floating down rapids?

5/31/2006 10:57 PM

 
Blogger theresa said...

ROTFL!! I was all...awwwwww, and then BAM out of nowhere, I was like wha??? That post is priceless!

P.S. At least it wasn't in the new house right? Or, was it?

5/31/2006 11:00 PM

 
Blogger QueenMeadow said...

How sweet is that? and sneaky all at the same time ;)

6/01/2006 11:40 AM

 
Blogger Maine Mom said...

That was so sweet of Laylee, and so clever of her to get back at you for pretending to be asleep :-)

6/01/2006 1:31 PM

 
Anonymous Heather from One Woman's World said...

So SOOOO tender until the bathroom moment. I love it.

6/01/2006 10:29 PM

 
Blogger Amy said...

That was awesome. One of those short excerpts that describes parenthood prescisely.

6/05/2006 6:48 AM

 

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