I went in Chica’s room tonight in search of some pajamas. The three beads and feather peaking out from under her covers caught my eye. I wondered what else might be in that black hole that is her bed. Upon inspection, here’s what I found:
Three tiny beads
A real feather
A pink jacket
A white sweater
A blue sweatshirt (And yet she can still never find a jacket when we are ready to leave the house)
A fireman backpack filled with board books and magnetic letters for her next “vacation”
A pair of clean, matching socks (Also, another thing we can never find)
A polka-dotted neck pillow she lifted from Nana’s house
A clothes hanger
Her princess Halloween costume
A Bug on the Rug, a homemade book by Mommy
A used dryer sheet
A doll hair brush
The bathroom scale
Oh, and don’t forget two sheets, a comforter, and four pillows
HOW does this happen?
P.S. Since taking this inventory, we have now added a sticker book and one clean girl in pajamas. No, she hasn’t moved a thing, and I’m sure she’ll be asleep in no time, bathroom scale and all.
P.P.S. (Sorry, I just had to.) We finished a page in the sticker book, said our prayers, and got snugly under the covers. When I went to turn out the light, however, she let out an urgent cry, “Mom! I don’t have anything to sleep with!” Ok….so add purple fairy to the list. What’s one more?