Good Night

On February 4, 2010, in Biracial, by Honeysmoke

I check on Simone and Nadia once or twice, before I call it a night. I pull up quilts, cover up toes, push girls from the edge to the center again. I usually do this task quickly and without the girls knowing I have been there. One night, though, I was met by a tiny voice as I entered the room. It was Nadia. She had crawled in with Simone and was clutching her pillow.

“Mommy, I had an accident.”

“That’s okay, Boo-Boo. Weren’t you wearing your Pull Up?”

“No, it’s over there.”

“Why did you take it off?”

“I want big girl pants.”

“Sweetie, the reason you wear a Pull Up at night is because you have accidents.”

“I want big girl pants.”

I was tickled. She told me the problem and offered a solution. I can certainly understand her demand. She wears big girl pants during the day with no problem. At night, though, she has not had the same success. I changed the sheets, granted Nadia’s wish and tucked her in for the second time.

“Thank you, Mommy. I like it when it is dry.”

“Good night.”

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  • Blanc2

    That’s sweet. She is clearly motivated to cross this milestone, which means she’ll do it very quickly.

  • Rania

    That was so freaking sweet! (swoon) Maybe it’s a girl thing because my boys would just cry and complain. hhaah
    -Rania

  • Oh, what a sweet story. It’s so nice when kids offer solutions, or take independent action, to correct little problems.