Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Still... they're pretty cute while they're doing it.
Bedtime looked like this.
Sadie burst into tears because she didn't want to go into the room with Mae Bae... Her exact words were "I don't want it to be 8 o'clock!" followed by "I don't want to go into the room with Maggie!!!" And honestly, after the past week I can't blame her. You see when it's bedtime Sadie likes to go straight to bed. Maggie likes to jump on the bed for three hours.
That sounds like an exaggeration... but it's not.
Maggie's new bedtime routine involves staying up until 11pm and then finally falling asleep hanging off the side of her bed. She jumps and plays happily. And she'd really, really like her big sister to do the same. You see the problem?
Tonight I let Sadie retreat tearfully to bed in our bed, after a discussion about how I was going to move her over to her bed once Maggie fell asleep.
And then I went to get Patrick to sleep, since he is going through an I-have-to-be-able-to-see-Mommy phase (or he's yelling about it, which was killing my slim hope that Mae was going to actually go to sleep at a decent hour). But being able to see Mommy just wasn't conductive to sleeping. Because the second he saw me in his room he'd stop crying, but then he'd sit up and then get up on his knees and try to stand up, a huge smile on his cute little face. "Patrick," I'd say, "it's bedtime." And he'd smile wider and bounce up and down. Which didn't make me feel like bedtime was inching any closer.
I finally made it back to my room to find Sadie obsessing over the quilt on our bed. She always carefully smoothes over the quilt on her own bed before she can go to sleep and she was having a hard time smoothing out the entire king sized quilt on our bed to her liking (reason #125 why having a little sister who wants to jump on your bed isn't all that fun). I helped her make sure the entire quilt was smooth and she finally settled in to go to sleep.
After all that it was time to finish cleaning the downstairs and I'm counting it as a small victory that I got one load of laundry started. But the real victory of the day was that in the brief interlude between storms, I managed to photograph some quilts and then, over the course of the rest of the day, got them posted in my new shop.
And that's my big news of the day: Mae Bae's is officially up and running. It's going to be baby and kids items, especially blankets and quilts. I still have quite a bit more posting to do, but the first 19 items are up, so that's not a bad days work. If you're in the market for a baby quilt, blanket, crayon roll or dress these are all made and ready to ship!
Now to get some sleep! I'm just not managing to stay as wake as late as I used to...