Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Worth staying awake for

Last Friday.

It is past midnight. Graham and I are laying together on a double bed at my parent's house, a novelty which so excites him he has resisted sleep for hours. I am weary. Past weary. Cuddles and whispered endearments have long since given way to hissed admonishments.

"Mama?"

"Shush."

"Isn't it soooo fun to sleep on mommy's bed?"

"Shush!"

"Mama?"

"SHUSH!"

"Mama?"

"Go to sleep."

"Sorry mama."

"Sorry 'bout that."

"Mama?."

"We can talk tomorrow."

"But mama-"

"Tomorrow Graham!"

"Mama?"

"Shush Graham, go to sleep!"

"But mama-"

"WHAT?! WHAT IS SO IMPORTANT IT CAN'T WAIT FOR MORNING!"

"Mama, I just wanted to tell you that your hair looks terrific and that you are pretty like a princess."

"Oh...okay...well, thank you."

"Mama?"

"Yes Graham."

"Isn't it sooo fun to sleep on mommy's bed?"

"Yes Graham. Yes, it is."

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55 comments:

OHmommy said...

Totally worth it. ;) Such a sweet kiddo.

Brittany said...

They know just how to speak to our hearts, don't they?!

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

My heart's now all atwitter.

jakelliesmom said...

And so, the debate on co-sleeping has ended. Graham wins.

Mary Lynn said...

Ha...too funny. My daughter does the same sort of thing. She gives me an endless stream of "mommy mommy mommy" and then just when I'm totally exasperated with her she throws in an "I love you" or sometimes "Mommy, I'm going to be your friend forEVER!" and I completely melt right there on the spot.

Worth it, for sure!

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Wonderful...

Even though my 6 year old doesn't necessarily MEAN all the things he says to me to avoid going to sleep and to just stall in general, I still enjoy hearing them and knowing that he is constantly learning how to sweet talk a lady.

KEEP BELIEVING

Krystyn said...

What a sweetheart! Sounds like he is totally going to be trouble!

Kyla said...

They always know just what to say.

InTheFastLane said...

Sometimes they are so sweet, despite themselves.

Dawn said...

What a little charmer! ;)

Texan Mama said...

Oh you are totally describing my little JL. He can never seem to get to sleep. Just one more drink. Just one more pillow adjustment. Out of his bed... Mama, I just wanted to give you this.... (he hugs me). I'm like, okay that could've waited until morning. But thanks.

Kj said...

that's too precious. so sweet.

Diva by Default said...

LOL - my ears immediately perk up too when my girls say nice things about me...but then I ignore the rest of their rantings afterward. Gosh, who do they think I am to care that they're starving or needing to pee?

wheelsonthebus said...

I want a compliment like that!

flutter said...

I freakin love your kid.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

If you're going to be sleep deprived it might as well be for a really great compliment!

Laura said...

Yep, it sure is...what a cutie.

vic said...

You give in so easily! lol
So sweet though - hard to resist when they say things like that though.

womaninawindow said...

How sweet is that!

Ellyn said...

What a sweet story.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Sounds like somebody is learning early that a way to a woman's heart is by complimenting her hair and telling her she looks like a princess!

Vodka Mom said...

When Sassy was little and in bed with me once, she turned sleepily and looked me in the eye. I was waiting for a soft, sleepy goodnight - and she suddenly burst into the song "This Land is Your Land!" At the top of her lungs! I almost fell off the bed. (I'm laughing right now remember that hysterical night.) sigh...

Melisa said...

That WAS worth it! :)

SciFi Dad said...

Dude's gonna be trouble with the ladies when he grows up.

Alexandria said...

Omg that's so sweet ... and very funny. lol. Dragon is the exact same way when he sleeps next to me or hubby.

IRISHKAT said...

He just smushed my heart! That is oh so sweet.

Sunshine said...

That's adorable! Don't you love how they always know how to tug at those heartstrings??

Sunshine said...

That's adorable! Don't you love how they always know how to tug at those heartstrings??

Melissa Parlaman (Graco contributor) said...

I had to share a bed with my 2 year old when we were in florida for disney world. so she was co-sleeping with us for 7 days straight. as you can imagine, it was tough to get her back on her schedule but it was really fun to wake up with her everyday. we are not too strict with that so one or two nights, you will definitely catch our daughter happily waking up in our bed.

Melissa Parlaman (Graco contributor) said...

I had to share a bed with my 2 year old when we were in florida for disney world. so she was co-sleeping with us for 7 days straight. as you can imagine, it was tough to get her back on her schedule but it was really fun to wake up with her everyday. we are not too strict with that so one or two nights, you will definitely catch our daughter happily waking up in our bed.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

What a sweetheart. Those are the moments that you realize it's time to slow down and savor every moment!

caramama said...

That. Is. Priceless.

Jenifer said...

Obviously, you are still in a puddle on the bed. Sweet.

MommyK said...

Awwww...and then you end up feeling like an ogre. My son does that to me in the grocery store.

At bedtime, Johnny and I lay together in my bed and talk about our day. I've come to look forward to hearing what his favorite part of the day was.

kbreints said...

What a kid! I love it when they compliment you out of the blue-- so sweet!

Life As I Know It said...

Yes, definitely worth it!

Sometimes I let my 6 year old stay up a lot later than he should because I like the time with him...we have some good talks late at night in a quiet house.

kgirl said...

oh they do know how to turn it on, don't they?

Heather said...

Flattery will get him everywhere.

Heather said...

That is EXACTLY the kind of thing my son does too.

Helen E.M. Wright said...

Good luck to you when he's older... you'll have girls coming left, right, centre and from behind! ;)

chelle said...

hehe I have so been there, at the end of my patience when she says something incredible after I snap at her ... yup.

Your son is amazing!

Indy said...

So sweet. Almost worth it the lack of sleep.

Pregnantly Plump said...

How sweet!

skiplovey said...

Oh man does this kid have women figured out to a T. He's going to be such a lady killer.
He is adorable.

JCK said...

These boys really know how to slay us. That was adorable.

Kelli said...

Little kids know how to work it, don't they? haha!

Damselfly said...

He's a natural-born charmer!

Hey, I blogged about airplanes yesterday!

kittenpie said...

Whenever I start getting impatient is when mine tells me she loves me and I'm the BEST. Sneaky little monkeys.

Karen said...

Awwww, what a dear. (And a mommy heart is chastised.)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oooh, they are so good at that sweet talk in the middle of the night. What a cutie, hope you got some sleep.

Lisa said...

Sweetness like that is worth needing extra caffeine in the morning. What a sweetie!

Immoral Matriarch said...

OH that was TOO cute!

April said...

Isn't that just like those kids?!? I was ready to scream bloody murder when the girls came out of their room yet again, only to learn one of them had a bloody nose!

Jaina said...

I remember once I was in a hotel room with my mom and my littlest brother (he was maybe 2 at the time), it was after I'd done an overnight program at the university I wanted to attend. It was waaaaay past his bedtime, and the little guy was crawling around on the bed with my mom, barking and panting like a puppy, and he kept licking her. We were too amused to be annoyed. It was one of the cutest things ever.

KathyLikesPink said...

You have to print that conversation out and tuck it away for safe keeping. It's definitely a keeper.