Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Role Reversals

This requires a bit of a flashback...(cue the hazy screen wipe...)

Munchkin moved in almost two years ago. When she did, she was pretty obviously scared and worried and uncomfortable and all of that stuff. I think for the first week she slept in my bed every night, and then gradually slept in her own room a little bit more and more. After a couple of months, she was completely settled, although she still sleeps with me sometimes, which I really like:-)

I do, however, remember a lot of nights where I would tuck her into my bed and then cuddle up with her when I went to bed later on. Or sometimes I would read in bed until she fell asleep...until the really peaceful nose-breathing that she does when she has just fallen asleep. One of my favorite sounds:-) A lot of times she would roll over in her sleep and wrap an arm around me, or bury her face in my side while I sat there. I doubt she even knew what she was doing, but those were the moments when I stopped to think that maybe, just maybe, I had this motherhood thing figured out just a little bit.

Back in present-day AM-world, I was still exhausted last night. The Boy was out with some friends (or work people, I kinda forget, maybe both) and Smoking Hot Roommate was out with The Rocket Scientist. So it was just me, Munchkin, a giant bowl of pasta and a loaf of Italian bread. After dinner, the baseball All-Star game was on, and Munchkin really wanted to watch it. I was bound to fall asleep no matter what was on, and baseball wasn't going to change that, so I suggested we get some ice cream and go into my room to watch the game.

So we did. We got our pajamas on, got two bowls of ice cream and tucked ourselves in to watch the game. And sure enough, before the first inning was even over, yours truly had already given up, curled up in a ball and gone to sleep. This time, it was Munchkin who sat quietly with her sister sleeping soundly next to her, and it was me who unknowingly snuggled myself as closely to her as I could. I think I woke up briefly when she turned all of the lights off and climbed back into bed, but I am not real sure. I slept pretty soundly:-)

5 comments:

Princess Extraordinaire said...

There is nothing better then sisters.....

brookem said...

so cute AM. it sure sounds like you DO have these mom instincts down.
try and stay cool today!

2xA+r0n said...

cue the crowd...

aawwwweeeeeee....... :D

Scotty said...

Well written, I am thinking you have the instincts :)

Still just me said...

My little one is away for the whole summer, I wish I could cuddle with her tonight.