Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Waiting Blanket

I come to tuck my daughter in every night.  Most nights, she is fast asleep.  Some time ago, she devised a way to check to see if I had come in.

The waiting blanket.

One morning, probably about a year ago, she announced, "Mom, you didn't come check on me last night.  I know because you didn't put my waiting blanket on me and I was cold."

"I'm sorry, K.  I fell right to sleep.  I try to come in each and every night.  I have missed very few nights.  But, I have to ask.  What is a waiting blanket?"

She explained that she puts half of her blankets on and leaves a blanket for me to tuck her in with.  If the blanket hasn't been put on her, she knows I wasn't there.  

Pretty smart.  :)

I know that it will happen one day, but I hope that she doesn't grow out of the waiting blanket anytime soon.  


Rach said...

Oh wow. That's spectacularly brilliant! What a kiddo. :o) I'm not looking forward to the day I'm no longer needed either. I know it's out there, lingering on the horizon and I try not to think about it.

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

So sweet! They do grow up too fast. J still needs me to tuck him in. He can't sleep unless I sing his song. I will miss that one day. Hopefully not one day soon.