Bedtime is rough lately. It is quite the process that seems to take forrrrrrevvvvvver! The conversations that take place around that time are so priceless though. There are frequent professions of love and silly attempts to not be sleeping. Sawyer situates everything so perfectly and the blankets that total up to 6 some nights must be spread just right. The Buzz Lightyear toys must be in their places and his lion and doggy continue to have important positions in Sawyer's bed. For sleeping time, it sure is exhausting. Occasionally I get glimpses into my future that cause me to pause a bit. One night I was talking with him about putting his toy cell phone away or I would need to put it up where he couldn't play with it. I startled myself as the words left my mouth and I realized their future applications. I love it when I leave the room and I hear Sawyer giving the bedtime speech to his toys that insist on continuing to play after bedtime has begun. It goes something like this. "You need to sleep so you can heal up your owies and so you won't get sick." I usually have to coach him with the reminder that they also need to sleep so they can get big and strong.
Sawyer has been reduced to bringing Veda into prolonging his bedtime, reminding me that she needs to brush HER teeth and needs another story before bed. So sweet. I know that these are the moments that seem so inconvenient right now and there will be a time in the not-so-distant future when I would do anything to have them back. :)