Bedtime is always fun when you have a 4 year old. For all of my 3 readers, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Bathtime, pjs, brush teeth, snuggle, get into bed, read a story and then remind the kids 50 gazillion times that it is in fact bed time when they come out to tell you "Mom, I have to tell you something."
The other night I was talking with my sister (Hi Amber!) on the phone and Kells came in no less that 3 times during the 12 minute conversation we had. The final time he came in Amber and I said our good-byes. Kells said his standard "Mom, I have to tell you something." So I, of course, responded with "Yes Kells?" okay, so it was more like "Kells it's BEDTIME and you need to get there right now." So he said "Mom I love you and you're the best." Okay, so how do I actually keep my angry/exasperated and at my last nerve composure to something like that?? I managed somehow and said "thank you Kells, now go to bed." But wait! there was more.
"Mom, I want to say goodnight to Deirdre." He then proceeds to lift up my shirt and kisses my belly and says "Good night Deirdre. I love you and you're the best." Ahhhhhh, I know hearts are melting right now. As he's hopping off the bed I hear in a high pitched fairy voice "Goodnight Kells, I love you" followed by a Kells voice saying "Deirdre said good night to me."