This was too long for a facebook status, too short for a blog, too good to ignore:
After I hit send on my last post, the movie that Banana was watching ended. She was super quiet. So I kind of sat there for a minute. Then I said:
I know you’re in there Banana, and you know it’s time for bed. Go brush your teeth.
And then I waited.
And then I said, “Anna, time for beeeeed, don’t be a trouble-maker….”
And then I walked over and peeked under the fort, and her eyes were closed, and she was breathing super heavy. And I said – out loud – to myself, “You could not be sweeter right now. I love you so much”. And I stood there for a minute, and tried to figure out if I should wake her up or not. And then I walked back to grab my phone to take a picture, and walked back and lifted the fort blanket, and found her smiling up at me, and then she burst out laughing.
And then I called Social Services, and turned myself in.