TBT–on the Threshold of Tweendom

This post originally appeared on 23-OCT-2013

The night before last Allie woke me up at 2:41 am. Yes, that is the exact freaking time. I threatened her that when she is in her early twenties I am breaking into her apartment at 2:40 am to wake her up by scaring the crap out of her.

What is it with kids that they SNEAK into your room only to put their face right in front of yours and whisper scream: MOM

Also, how come they never go to Dad’s side of the bed?

Back to my story….Allie had a good excuse this time. Somehow at the dead of night her tooth that has been hanging on for three months finally fell out.

At 2:41 am.

She asked me if she should put it under her pillow for the Tooth Fairy. I explained at 2:41 am that the Tooth Fairy’s list was already scheduled for the night. (I think I get props for thinking that quick on my feet at 2:41 am).

Last night after she brushed her teeth. Including the one that fell out, and I quote: I want the Tooth Fairy to see that I take care of my teeth. I asked her why she didn’t pay that much attention to the ones still in her head and got the eye roll.

The Eye Roll and The Tooth Fairy. She is on the cusp of tweendom but still has her imagination firmly in childhood.

I’ll deal with the 2:41 am wake-up calls for as long as she is anchored in innocence.

9 thoughts on “TBT–on the Threshold of Tweendom

  1. Janine Huldie

    Oh man, 2:41 is harsh and yet if the girls aren’t waking me then somehow I wake myself up all on my own. Seriously hoping someday I sleep better. But still no teeth falling out or tooth fairy here yet, but hoping for a daytime teeth falling out schedule if possible. Hey I can hope, but still I know the reality! 😉


  2. Autism Mom

    I am applauding your quick thinking at 2:41 a.m.! Wow! I don’t know that I would have been together enough to think that fast! 🙂


  3. Kristi Campbell - findingninee

    Yeah, why DONT they ever ever go to dad’s side? Never! Tucker screamed for me at 1:28 two mornings ago. He couldn’t sleep because he was coughing so he slept ON me. Yup.



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