Thursday, August 21, 2008

An Emma Funny

I have a new Emma funny to share. Emma has slept in our room for the past three years. That's right, three years. Now, before you judge my parenting, please know that Boss and I have tried EVERYTHING to get her to sleep in her own room, but given our living environment (she has to share a room with Kate, and we have six other girls in the house who need their sleep, too), it is simply easier to let her sleep in our room for now. Over the last several months, we have at least gotten her out of our bed and on to a pallet (or padlet, as she calls it) on the floor. And she has been lectured within an inch of her life on what will happen, should she ever try to crawl in our bed again! She has been cut off!

Anyway, last night at three am, I felt her trying to crawl in to bed with us. I was immediately dreading the battle that was about to ensue. But follow through is very important. Even at three in the morning.

So, in my stern mama voice I said, Emma, get down off this bed or so help me......! get the picture.

And then she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, But Mama, I had the most terrible dream.

You know my heart melted at that. What did you dream about?

And with the most serious expression you have ever seen on the face of a four year old, she said, I dreamed you sent me to school with ugly clothes on. (Insert tears falling down cheeks.)

And that, my friends, is my Emma. She loves wearing fancy clothes, as she calls them, and her worst nightmare is to go to school wearing ugly clothes. She is a princess, through and through. So, I pulled her in my arms, and I'll give you one guess as to where she slept for the rest of the night. Tough
parenting can wait for another day. For now, I just want to hold my princess.



Paula said...

That would be a nightmare. I agree with Emma, us girls cannot be seen in dowdy looking clothes! too cute!

Sarah said...

Haha... I read this one to my husband and he looked at me funny and asked how YOU ended up with what sounds like MY child. :-) She's adorable and can'wt to meet her!