recent conversations

As much as I've been frustrated with Brooklynn on the issue of her sleeping habits as of late, we still manage to see the wonderful little girl in there from time to time. This weekend, we told her that Maddi was going to start going to school with her and we would all have to get up earlier in the mornings coming up soon.


"Well, Mom has to go back to work."


"It's time for her to go teach her students like your teachers help you learn things. Plus, we don't have enough money to keep sending you to school to play with your friends and Mom stay home at the same time."

"You can have some of my money. It's in my piggy bank. I can share it with you."

And last night, as I was pulling the comforter up to tuck her in, she asked about her 'blanket' that we no longer have around.

"This isn't a blanket, right?"

"Nope, it's a comforter."

"My blanket is in the sky, right?"[1. As much as it may sound like we told her that her blanket died, she came up with this completely on her own.]


"Mr. Sun has my blanket."

"You think so?"

"Yeah, Mr. Sun has it, but he doesn't have any arms to cover up. We have to help him!"

"How are we going to do that?"

"We can fly my kite up to him to help. My kite will help him cover up with the blanket."