Saturday, December 29, 2007

Puppet Shows and Lullabies

Last night we had a couple of really sweet moments at bedtime. (Amazing that my tired memory remembered them until this morning! LOL)

First, as I was getting Sweet Pea ready for bed, I heard Giggly Girl out in the hall saying, "Mom, I got a pwize! (surprise)". Then I heard a little mewing sound and saw one of Sweet Pea's stuffed kitty toys peek it's little head around the corner of her door. Sweet Pea was laughing and giggling as her big sister put on a little puppet show with her stuffed animals. When she was finished, Giggly girl tossed the animals to Sweet Pea so she would have them for nighty-nite time. She has done this several times in the past, and I always forget to write about it. Sometimes the productions are even more elaborate with lots of different animals (always Sweet Pea's favorites) and different voices. Many times she has done this to help calm her little sister when she did not want to have her diaper changed, and I never have to ask Giggly Girl to do it. A simple gift of love from a big sister.

A few minutes later when Superman came in to give Sweet Pea a goodnight hug, he asked if he could rock her and sing to her. So he got up in her rocker, and she climbed up into his lap. He sang "Lullaby, Say Goodnight" to the tune of Brahms' Lullaby, and she was grinning from ear to ear. Very sweet. It made this Mama's heart sing!

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