Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sleeping with Diana Ross

"Mama! Mama!" she cried.



The digital clock in our bedroom read 4:45 a.m.

I hurried to The Rooster's room to quiet her so she didn't wake The Mayor.

"I want you," she said with arms outstretched.



I climbed into her tiny toddler bed and rubbed her back until she fell back to sleep.

When I heard her breath rise and fall in a steady rhythm I tried to sneak back to my own bed, but she called for me again.

She left me no choice but to squeeze in next to her on the bed's crib mattress.

I fought for my share of the covers and a comfortable position.

I somehow managed to fall asleep and stayed there until K came in and whispered that breakfast was ready.

I gently nudged The Rooster.

"Breakfast is ready, sweet girl. Time to get up," I said.

She flipped onto her side, threw me a squinty look and, from out of nowhere demanded,


"Breakfast in bed!"

Next she'll be asking for a cocktail umbrella in her sippy cup and cereal service on the lanai.

Oh, the DIVA

32 comments:

moosh in indy. said...

Now that little kid knows how to work the parental system.

Circus Kelli said...

Next she'll be asking for a cocktail umbrella in her sippy cup and cereal service on the lanai.

You mean it's only MY kids that get that service?! ;)

witchypoo said...

She'll have you calling her Miss Rooster soon.

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Don't we all! (want breakfast in bed)

I respect it.

THE MOM BOMB said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who passes out with the kids.

Corgimom said...

My kid doesn't even know of the concept of breakfast in bed, thank goodness!
I think Rooster's name will soon be changed to Ruler of the Roost.

baby~amore' said...

The gorgeous little Diva - who did she learn it from ?
My twins won't know about BIB either because I no get breakfast in bed!

furiousBall said...

i am for one, so glad this post wasn't actually about sleeping with diana ross *shudder*

Biddy said...

my kind of girl!!!

and, completely off the subject, but i now fully understand all the posts about your granny. my great grandmother died friday and i just kept thinking about the posts you wrote and how they just seriously hit home now...

anyway...did Roo get breakfast in bed?

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Diva, yes. But did she get what she asked for?

mamatulip said...

I'm not sure what I like more - your kid, this post or its title.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

Ohhhh...that little DIVA! LOL!

CamiKaos said...

I can picture K in this very situation.

Good luck with your lovely little Diva.

Sue at nobaddays said...

Yeah - we're dealing with that attitude at the moment too. And squeezing into the toddler bed on occasion!

Memaw's memories said...

my 4 year old grandson is served breakfast in bed by his mother almost every morning while he watches cartoons. What a life! He isn't spoiled--not in the least. Right!

Beck said...

She and The GIrl obviously share an innate sense of entitlement. Now excuse me while I bring the Girl some ice water with a PINK straw, thank you.

Above Average Joe said...

Peanut went from crib right to a twin bed just in case of that reason.

BOSSY said...

And only blue M&Ms.

flutter said...

I would have broken the HELL out of that little bed if I crawled in it...

Cassey said...

I like a girl who's not afraid to ask for what she wants, or demand it I guess. I'm surprised you got comfortable enough to sleep on that bed. I've tried it, it's not easy.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

Oh, I needed that smile. Thanks. :-)

cce said...

I couldn't imagine where you were going with the title of this post...well done. And girl, you are in big trouble with that little girl. Thirteen's just going to be hell.

Cyndi said...

Yup, that's a diva.

Laura said...

at least she did not ask you to fetch her her robe!!!!!

IRISHKAT said...

I would love breakfast in bed and a early morning snuggle as well. Do you have an extra room at your house for me? :)

Kelley said...

oh, the 'I want you' from your babies is the sweetest thing.

Except in the middle of the night.

Soon she will want her water from a particular glacier and warmed to 2 degrees below body temperature. *snigger*

Blondie said...

She must be one special little Rooster!

Kevin Charnas said...

I've known for a LONG time that Roo is a total DIVA!!

WORK IT, SISTER!! WORK IT!

not that I'd encourage her or anything...

Indy said...

I love the title of this post. Perfect.

Damselfly said...

She knows when she's got a good thing going!

Ally said...

I hear this. Two year old Eli recently demanded "rub my back!" when I was putting him to bed, so I dutifully rubbed his back while he layed on his tummy. After a few minutes, he demanded, "ON YOUR KNEES!" because he didn't approve of my standing-hunched-over-position. I couldn't help but laugh at the little tyrant. So mine would be "Sleeping with Chairman Mao," I guess.

Carlo said...

Good Job! :)