Long time no chat friends! I could begin by telling you how the entire family has been sick with the fall crud for the last week but I won’t. I could also tell you all about finishing my surgery rotation but I’ll save that for another day. Instead I want to tell you a story about my sweet little B …
Bryn is a girl who is constantly on an adventure. She climbs rock walls, dances on the edge of danger, and gleefully laughs from one area of destruction to the next. So it shouldn’t have surprised me as much as it did when she figured out how to climb out of her crib last week. In fact, I caught her heading downstairs to play at about 11:30 at night one night. Like a ninja should would escape silently which gave me heartburn. So we decided to cut our losses and get her a big girl bed.
We spent all day Saturday getting her room re-organized and bed put up. We said a silent prayer that the night would be uneventful, and you know what? It WAS! It was great! She quietly played in her room until we got her in the morning and all was right in the world. That is, until we approached nap time.
We knew that nap time would be dicey because Bryn is inherently strong-willed. I sat in her room for awhile but then decided to sneak out and lock the door as was the plan. She cried for a second but then all was silent. I thought we had won. Little did I know what was coming. About an hour after she had quieted down I walked by her room and hear the beeping of her nightlight. I figured she just needed to be put back into bed. Nothing could have prepared me for the sight I would see upon entering her room.
You guys … I am pretty sure my carpet will never be the same. She emptied an ENTIRE tub of Triple Paste on herself and every reachable surface of her room. Everywhere I looked I found more. If you have any tips for getting that stuff out of things I am all ears! In the meantime all I can do is laugh and chalk it up as 10,128 points for her otherwise I might be in the fetal position in the corner crying. And nobody has time for that.
Instead I will embrace this is one of those life’s memories we are going to look back upon with laughter and tears in our eyes. And hopefully it brought you some joy as we start this fresh new week!
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