While we were visiting Nani and Grumpa up in Orlando, Paul and I decided to steal away for an evening after the girls had gone to bed, to go out to dinner. It was a special treat to go out, just the two of us. I put Mae Bae down in our room in her crib, while Sadie was still up with Nani. Mae usually goes to sleep by herself, so I didn't think there would be a problem.
An hour later I got a picture text message from Nani. It showed Sadie and Mae, passed out on a bed.
The story I heard a short while later, had me smiling.
Mae Bae decided, sometime after we left, that it wasn't bedtime. She climbed out of the hotel crib and started banging on the door to our bedroom (which connected through a living room to my parents' room). When Nani opened the door Mae Bae was on the other side crying.
She took Mae Bae into her room and Sadie saw her and said: "Mae Bae are you sad because Mommy and Daddy went out to dinner?" She then proceeded to hold Mae Bae's hand while Mae laid down, and sang a lullaby to her (Sadie sang: "It's okay, it's okay, Nani's here, Nani's here, It's okay, It's okay, Nani's here..." to her sister).
Sadie actually fell asleep before Mae and then it was Nani's job to keep Mae from poking Sadie to wake her up to play more. But the disaster had been averted and both girls were fast asleep when I got home.
I love how sweet they are together!