Content may contain affiliate links including Amazon Associate links. If you click & make a purchase, I receive a small commission that helps keep this site up and running, at no cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy.

Are you sleepy?

Dear Grace,

I hate that you’re growing up so fast. You’re already sixteen months old, and it seems like just yesterday I gave birth to you. I wish you time would slow down.

Finally, though, something has happened that I welcomed. You see, for the first fifteen months and twenty seven days of your life, you threw a fit at bedtime. You didn’t want to go to sleep, and you knew when the bedtime routine started that you were going to be forced into sleeping. You cried and threw a fit. Every night. It was worse on bath nights.

But then, three nights ago, something happened. Your dad said, “Grace, are you tired?” and you nodded.

And then you went upstairs to your bedroom, dragging the buh up the steps and back the hall.

Your dad and I were astounded. And gleeful. We thought it might be a fluke, but it happened last night and it happened again tonight.

You’re growing up.

And I’m okay with it.

I love you!
Momma


Dear Kid Thursdays at Cutest Kid Ever

© 2008 – 2018, Tara Ziegmont. All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Are you sleepy?”

  1. I’ve noticed this with LB too. We sometimes still have bedtime battles that leave me angry and exhausted. But I definitely see how much she understands and remembers.

  2. I’ve noticed this with LB too. We sometimes still have bedtime battles that leave me angry and exhausted. But I definitely see how much she understands and remembers.

  3. That’s the best when they finally stop fighting sleep. We were there for awhile and now my 21 month has been fighting naps for a couple of weeks. I’m determined to outlast him though, he still needs sleep and I need adult time to recharge!

  4. That’s the best when they finally stop fighting sleep. We were there for awhile and now my 21 month has been fighting naps for a couple of weeks. I’m determined to outlast him though, he still needs sleep and I need adult time to recharge!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.