If you weren’t able to make it to an Easter service this morning, that’s ok…my little girl sums it up in less than 60 seconds.
Tonight we were telling bedtime stories like we always do and after the story you started crying and asking for your paci. To try to distract you I asked if you wanted another bedtime story. You said yes as your cry became a quiet pout…” tell me a story about animals”…
Daddy: Once upon upon a time there was a little girl…
Audrey (interrupts like you always do): named Audrey and Amelia and mommy and daddy Martin.
Daddy: That’s right, Audrey. The little girl named Audrey had a paci and she was going outside to play. She went out in the backyard and she saw a little cow that had a paci in her mouth. Audrey ran over to see the cow and said ” you silly cow! Why do you have a paci?” The cow replied, “I just had a birthday and I turned 3 years old.”
Audrey (interrupts again): I’m 3 years old too daddy.
Daddy: Wow! That’s so cool. You and the cow are the same age! (We continued the story)…the cow told Audrey “Now that I’m 3 years old, I need to give my paci to a baby cow that needs a paci”. Audrey and the cow looked around the farm and saw a baby cow crying over next to the barn. So they went over to see why the baby cow was crying. Audrey asked, “Why are you crying baby cow?” The baby cow said, “I don’t have a paci and I’m really sad!” Then the little cow said, “I just had a birthday and I turned 3 years old! I’m a big girl now and I don’t need my paci anymore. Do you want my paci baby cow?” Baby cow cried, “Yes, I’m a baby cow and I need a paci! Big girls like you and Audrey don’t need paci’s anymore!” Audrey looked at the little cow and said, “She’s right little cow! We’re big girls now and we don’t need paci’s!” So Audrey and the little cow gave their paci’s to the baby cow and she was so happy! The End.
Audrey: That was a good story daddy!
I don’t know if it was a good story or if I successfully distracted you, but we sang Jesus Loves Me like we do every night and you went straight to sleep…without your paci. You’ve been saying “that’s a good story daddy” almost every night lately after we’ve made up bedtime stories. I hope to catch your sweet voice saying those words on video because they melt my heart every time. I love you Audrey! Holding you at night, telling stories, singing “Jesus Loves Me”, and laying you in your crib…I don’t take these times for granted. They’re memories I will cherish forever. We may have taken your paci away…but you’ll always be my baby girl!
Day 1 of no more paci’s…you got a card in the mail…we asked you to read it to us.
The pre-story… we planned on taking your paci’s on Valentines Day so we told you Cupid was going to get them and give them to little girls that didn’t have any paci’s. in return Cupid was going to give you some good candy. Unfortunately, you got sick around Valentines Day so we didn’t take them.
Mrs. Rita got you a gift card to Build-A-Bear for your birthday and mommy seized the opportunity to ask you if you wanted to give your paci to your new teddy bear (named Pumpkin…pronounced Punkin). You excitedly said yes so we let you put the paci inside the bear. You helped put the stuffing inside the bear and then tied it up! We ran into Mamaw Debbie in the mall and we prompted you to show her your new teddy bear and tell her about it. You told her that you put your paci inside. At that point, you realized that you didn’t have a paci and a mini breakdown ensued. Then you reminded us that you had more paci’s at home so mommy reminded you that Cupid had came by the house while we were gone and got all your paci’s for the little girls that needed them. When we got home, we checked the mail and told you there was a card for you. We asked you to read it and mommy got it on video. 4-8-17