1/12/10

Nap Time Debate

A little boy sat quietly, eating his lunch contentedly while Mommy bustled about the kitchen. "Mommy? Is it nigh-nigh time?" he asked.

"Yep, almost, Buddy," replied Mommy.
He chewed on his cookie some more. He had already known the answer, but was trying to postpone the nap as long as possible. He decided to try a different approach. "But, I wan' stay out of my bed and play sum'more."

Mommy reached over and tousled his hair. "Well, you can do that after nap time is over, okay?"

"Okay..." he deliberated inwardly for a moment, but continued on "...but I don' wanna tay' ka nap."

A pointed look was directed at the crumb-covered face, "Do we argue with Mommy?"

He didn't hesitate with that answer: "No." He paused, and chewed thoughtfully. "But Daddy ahwayz arga-yous wi' you and you ahwayz arga-you wi' Daddy."

Mommy laughed and said, "Yes, sometimes we do argue, huh?"
The crumb-covered child laughed, too. "Yeah. You guys arga-you sometimes."
Mommy leaned down to clean off the messy face and fingers. The boy reached up to give hugs, then scampered off to his room as Mommy followed close behind. The nap time debate was over, and he knew there was no point in fighting it. She tucked him in tightly and placed a kiss on his forehead. "G'night, Buddy. I love you."

"'Nigh-nigh, Mommy. Wuv you, too. See you in a leedle bit," he answered and slowly drifted off to sleep.

14 comments:

JenT said...

That is a sweet story.

Sherry said...

That is so sweet! :D He Is absolutely adorable! :D

Grace said...

Aww! That is so cute! Love the pictures:)

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

precious ♥

Samantha said...

Awwww...I just love toddler talk! Grace is just starting to use sentences and it's so much fun to hear what she comes up with. What a sweet story, and cute pictures too. Caleb is such a cutie!

Sarah said...

So cute!!! I love the things they come up with!

Dear Abbi said...

Aww, how cute! And congrats on the new son... a man child from the Lord is always a delight. :)

Kristi said...

And a beautiful bed time story that was!

~Kristi

Amber said...

I gave you a blog award! got to my blog to see it!

Brittney said...

Haha! That is hilarious!!

(army)Wife said...

Awww! That's such a sweet story :)

Thanks for entering my giveaway (well, your husband did and he sent me to your blog)! Good luck!

Mrs. C said...

That is just precious, Arlene! Enjoy those "little" moments. :)

liz said...

Awwww, that is so sweet! It's amazing the things that they pick up on at that age.

A Quiet, Gracious Life said...

So sweet! (o: