We've been having trouble putting Claire to bed for a while. Ever since I weaned her, we've been searching for a new routine that works for everyone. This recent illness, with the stuffiness and the ear infections and whatnot, has made it all worse.
Tonight, Mary Grace fell asleep while BJ was reading her bedtime stories. Claire was still bouncing off the walls, at this point, in spite of the fact that she'd had Tylenol, Amoxicillin, and Benadryl (which the doctor told me to give her, by the way, for her ears).
At some point or another, we decided to go with the smushing approach, and the three of us - Daddy, Claire, and Mommy, all squished onto her twin-sized bed.
She was quiet for several minutes.
"Do you think she's asleep?" I asked BJ in a whisper.
"I think so," he replied.
"Should we try to get up?"
"Ok, do you need a hand?"
"No, you go first, then I'll get up," I said.
Just as BJ was starting to roll off the bed, Claire yells, "BOO!"
I can't tell you how hilariously annoying this was. It was a great night of TV! We recorded enough tonight to last us until Friday, at least... The shows that were on that we love were:
The Big Bang Theory
24 (2 hours! A Keifer Two-fer!)
That's five and a half hours of television, and I've got this little joker playing possum and yelling "Boo!"
At least she didn't wake up her sister.