The other night Ivy and I were reading some books as part of our bedtime routine, her current favorite that she has memorized after reading only 2 or 3 times is How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?. Ivy likes to ask questions as we read, sometimes I enjoy her asking and will answer and other times I just want to get the book read. So she's asked one of her questions and I answered her to the best that I could come up with, and bless her little heart she turns to me and says "Mommy you are so smart, you know everything!". Yes, I'm documenting this for future reference.
Another night I was being plain old LAZY! I didn't feel like doing anything. For some reason I said, "Mommy is just lazy". Ivy caught on to that one all too quickly and started repeating it "Mommy is just lazy, Mommy is just lazy". Whoa, wait just one second! I don't want everyone to know that. So I quickly and defensively corrected her "Mommy is a hard worker." Days later this one too backfired on me. I heard Ivy saying "My mommy is hard work". I just laughed, because how true it is!
At 3:47 a.m. Ivy comes into my bedroom and taps my cheek. "Mommy, you forgot to give me Eskimo kisses last night." I did. Silly me, what was I thinking? Joe laughed as she left the room, she had to remember at 3 in the morning huh? But you know, that is what I love. Then, as crazy as I'm gonna sound, I anticipated the call for Mommy to tuck her in bed. Sure enough she comes back in the room and whispers, "Mommy will you put my blanket on me". I just love being her Mommy!