Strange Bed Fellows

Dear Kitten,

The other night you didn’t want to go to bed. Surprise. You said you weren’t tired. You said you had the wiggles. You said you needed to read another book. Have another drink. Get another doll.

When none of that worked, you took a tack that you hadn’t tried before. You asked if you could have a sleepover with Buddy.

This was an interesting choice. You have had to share a room with Buddy on occasion and it never goes well for you. He doesn’t fall asleep right away. He plays with his bear, kicks his covers around, and sometimes he sings. This irritates you to no end. Although, perhaps his shenanigans were just what you were looking for that particular night- an excuse to stay up longer.

I thought it over and decided that it would be up to Buddy.

Kitten: Buddy, can I sleep in your room tonight?

Buddy: <jumping on the bed> No.

Me: Buddy, do you want to have a sleepover with Kitten? Doesn’t that sound fun?

Buddy:<throwing his teddy bear in the air> No.

Kitten: Look, Buddy! I have my own pillow and my own bed. I brought my teddy bear too. I’ll stay on my side. I promise!

Buddy: <playing with his shadow on the wall> No.

Me: Kitten, I’m getting the feeling Buddy doesn’t want you to stay here tonight.

Kitten: But, Mommy, I want to stay! I want to have a sleepover! Please!!

Me: We’ll see what happens, ok? If Buddy asks you to leave, you have to leave, ok?

Kitten: <nearly inaudible> Ok.

I put down the story book I had just finished reading to them, got up, and turned out the light. I turned around to tuck the kiddos in when Kitten sat straight up in the bed.

Kitten: I can’t sleep here.

Me: Oh? Why not?

Kitten: This is a cool room. I need to sleep in a pretty room, not a cool room.

And with that she took her stuff and left.

Buddy was not offended.

Categories: Kids, Kitten | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Strange Bed Fellows

  1. Mary Jones

    Too funny, Meg. She is quite the character.

  2. ventdoll

    A neat piece. Perfectly turned–and funny. Go Kids!

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