So today is my birthday, YAY! Actually I'm putting up a brave front. When I woke up this morning I realized that I am now closer to 40 than 30 and that kind of hurts just a little bit. I have lots to share about my wonderful birthday but I'd like to spend some time with Jeremy this evening.
This leads me to share with you, dear internet, a little trick I played on my Emily this evening. More of a confession because I feel kind of bad for what I did, but at the same time, I had my reasons (I want to spend some time alone with Jeremy!). Emily has always been really good at going to bed and staying in bed (other than a rash of night wakings that lasted for a while a few months ago). The past couple of nights we've tucked her in only to have her get up out of bed numerous times with silly excuses as to why she was up. I know that she's just excited about her day and just needs to unwind a bit before she falls fast asleep. Since I didn't want to do the bedtime tango with her tonight, I lied. Her last complaint was that she was hot and her legs hurt still. We had decided earlier in the evening that she is going through some growing pains because her legs have been hurting her throughout the afternoon. So tonight when she came to me with this complaint I sent her back to bed and told her that I would get some vitamins that help with growing pains. I went to the pantry and got a few of those confetti type sprinkles and took them to her room. I told her that if I was going to administer these vitamins that she would have to promise not to get up and out of bed because growing pain vitamins will make her throw up instantly if you don't remain lying down after taking them. I told her I didn't want to clean up vomit on my birthday and would she promise to stay in bed? She agreed and is now fast asleep.
And now I am off to spend time with my husband who, because he knows me so well, managed to give me one of the best birthdays ever.