When the clock ticks past my bedtime and into that no-mans-land where my bed calls to me as loudly as the laundry and the dishes and my legs refuse to let me get off the couch to tend to either, my list of tasks seems insurmountable.
Some nights I just wish I could shut down my computer and slide into bed, but if I did that the house would be permanently in disarray and the laundry would never get done.
I reward myself after all the chores are finally done with a little trip into the girls’ room.
I stretch up to check on C snug in her top bunk – pulling the covers over her body and tucking her doggy next to her head.
Then I swoop down to check on Little L. It’s still a shock to see her in a big girl bed and not in a crib. It’s amazing to me that she’s big enough to fill the space so well.
I fix the covers around her slumbering form and reach down to pat her tush. More often than not her diaper is soaked and needs to be changed.
I grumble about the fact that she’s not dry at night yet, but secretly I savor that late night diaper change. She’s so sweet and trusting in her sleep, letting me maneuver her pajamas off, slipping off her wet diaper, and replacing it with a dry one.
Once in a while she smiles at me in her sleep or murmurs a quiet “I love you, mommy.”
Is it really any surprise that I’m in no hurry for her to be dry at night?
That said, getting her out of diapers and into training pants that she can get herself in and out of would make our bedtime routine exponentially less painful. She all too often waits until the lights have been turned off too call out to us, cheerfully informing us that she needs to go potty. Since she can’t yet put her own diaper on, we have to go to her assistance, giving her some of that coveted my-sister-is-asleep-and-I’m-up-past-my-bed-time fun. Too many nights we’re tempted to just tell her to pee in her diaper, but I’m always scared that that will just promote some serious bedwetting down the road.
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