This morning I was awakened by Laylee. She crept down the hall to my room and slowly opened the door. Hoping she’d go back to bed, I pretended to be asleep. With much effort, she hoisted herself up to stand on the box spring so her little face was level with mine.

Then she did what I do every night after she falls asleep. She kissed me on the forehead and whispered in my ear very softly, “Mommy, I love you. Have a nice dream.”

She then climbed down, crept down the hall and flooded the bathroom.

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41 Responses to Sweetness

  1. yuka R says:

    i can your blog be better? in a word no.

  2. owlhaven says:

    Sly girl–she was trying to disarm you with her charm so you’d let her get away with playing in the bathrooom!

    How many towels did it take? And you did maker HER clean it up, right?


  3. Nantie Meg says:

    oh I miss her!!!

    Guess what!! I applied for two jobs in your area today!!! and it’s with the company I already work for!!! I’ll keep you posted 😀

  4. meredith says:

    That’s precious, soggy bathroom and all.

  5. Oh, I was already for her just to tiptoe away and leave you in bliss, but no, you had to add the last line… life is funny, Kathryn… and so are you!

  6. krista says:

    I was just about to cue the cheesy music too!

  7. Gabriela says:

    That is so cute!

  8. Queen Beth says:

    How adorable! Well, all except the bathroom part. 🙂

  9. Papa says:

    I’ll have the dungeon, complete with shackles ready for her when you get here.

  10. EvaRob says:

    That’s classic.

  11. Lilly says:

    That’s very sweet even though she had plans of her own while you slept.

  12. How sweet even though the ending was a bit rough!


  13. Tigersue says:

    Oh that gave me a good chuckle. Kids, got to love them.

  14. Sooo sweet yet soo funny! Dontcha love being a Mom? Such a rollercoaster ride of emotions! No wonder we feel crazy!

  15. Addie says:

    Oh my goodness! That punchline came out of nowhere. I was all wooed by her loveing gesture and DID NOT expect that!

    Thank God there’s no inspections on that house, huh?!?!

  16. Tess says:

    I had an actual tear well up – and then I read ‘bathroom.’ wha?????

  17. Alissa says:

    classic bait and switch… you thought you were getting a angel child…

  18. Stephanie says:

    Isn’t that just total motherhood? Cute kids and then big messes made by said cute kids.

  19. Kristen says:

    That is too sweet….and too funny!!

  20. HLH says:

    aren’t they amazing sometimes?

    PJ will come into my roon and whisper to no one in particular that we need to be quiet because mommy is sleeping.

  21. emlouisa says:

    Awww…at least she kissed you first.

  22. Heidi says:

    Loved it!

    Kathryn, was your back drop photo taken at Shilshole? I get back to Seattle every year or two (grew up there) and I always schedule time to go there.

  23. The new background picture is from Whidbey Island.

    Oh, and Dan heard the water running and got in there before any damage was done. Luckily that man’s more alert than “some people” in the morning.

  24. Just wanted to say that I’ve been poking around you blog a bit and I love it! I have a baby around the same age as your Magoo. I’ll be back if you don’t mind another reader 🙂

  25. Artemis Rich says:

    This is exactly why I want to put a drain in the middle of my bathroom. It hasn’t happened yet (my girl is just *this* close to walking) but knowing her prediliction for water it’s only a matter of time.

  26. Eli's Mom says:

    Sweetness x 10….

  27. Mama Darlin' says:

    Ah motherhood….who needs amusement when we are supplies with our own three ring circus and rollercoasters.

  28. Nettie says:

    How sweet, and yet soggy, is that! Kudos to Dan for catching it quick!

  29. utmommy says:

    Kids can be so sweet, yet so much trouble at the same time. Gotta love ’em.

  30. Caryn says:

    Oh, that’s so precious! Well, except the bathroom flooding part. Love how you sneaked that in there.

  31. If I was ever going to —not that I was, at all- ponder this question: I wonder if DYM can ever have a tiny little post AND still surprise to the point where I’m thinking ‘she needs to be crowned the Supreme Blogger of Blogtopia’? , I’d have to say no, wonder no more. Your blog rocks and you know it.

    That’s all.

  32. ABC Momma says:

    So saintly, yet so evil.

  33. OH, I’m just warm and tingly all over.

  34. Awww…that is so sweet! Not the flooding part, that’s funny!

  35. Naddin J says:

    Heh heh heh… did you dream you were floating down rapids?

  36. theresa says:

    ROTFL!! I was all…awwwwww, and then BAM out of nowhere, I was like wha??? That post is priceless!

    P.S. At least it wasn’t in the new house right? Or, was it?

  37. QueenMeadow says:

    How sweet is that? and sneaky all at the same time 😉

  38. Maine Mom says:

    That was so sweet of Laylee, and so clever of her to get back at you for pretending to be asleep 🙂

  39. So SOOOO tender until the bathroom moment. I love it.

  40. Adh0621 says:

    That was awesome. One of those short excerpts that describes parenthood prescisely.

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