Except. Except what was that? The bed moved. And then again.
Eyes still closed, I registered reluctantly the second bump! had been the cat jumping down huffily, which meant the first....
"Hi Mama. I can't sleep in my bed." Flinging her blankie over my head, she climbed over me and sprawled out.
I reluctantly opened one eye. "Hi."
"I 'member, Mama. I sleep in your bed if I quiet and not move around a lot."
Had I promised her that?? Really?? Oy, she was here now.
I turned my face back into my pillow. "G'night, Rosey."
Peace. Peace and quiet and nothing but the white-noise of the room fan. Ah, bliss.
Except. Except the foot in my ribs. Girlie was listing to the side off her pillows.
Straightening her up, I yawned and said (mildly for someone who had now been woken up twice) "Mama's sleepy, Rosey. Lie still and naptime, okay?"
"Okey-dokey, Mama." Then she sealed the deal by patting my shoulder. Vigorously.
Wham! Pat pat pat pat pat.
Leaving behind any real hope of sleep, I sat up in bed. I frowned. I opened my mouth...
and she spoke."No send me back! I be quiet now." She curled into a shrimp-like ball, thumb in mouth, blankie in fist.
With September -and school - fast approaching, I wonder how many more times she and I will nap together. And how on earth did Cass got so big so fast and she grew up without me noticing?