PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
One Giant Step for Lily-kind
Lily made one giant step this weekend. She spent the night with her Grandmama and Granddad at their house for the very first time. I was so proud of our little routine-adhering daughter. I was so proud of her when she decided - it was her idea - to spend the night with them. Because we weren't planning for her to stay overnight on Thanksgiving night, we did not come prepared with her sleeping accessories, which includes Kitty, Zebra, paci's, and a fleece pillow and blanket her Aunt Heather made for her. Also, she likes to sleep in an oversized T-shirt and "bedtime" socks that she pulls up almost to her knees. Not only did she decide to spend the night, but she did so knowing that she would not have any of these items with her. Luckily, I had already left to go home to get the boys down for a nap when she decided to stay. I may have gotten teary-eyed if I had to say "goodbye" to her for the night. We were prepared to get a call in the middle of the night asking us to come get her. We slept with the phone beside us. BJ called Grandmama Friday morning to check on them. I guess for her first time she did ok. She woke up around 2 a.m. complaining that she was hot - she was sleeping in between Grandmama and Granddad in their bed. When it appeared that Lily was not going back to sleep, Grandmama and Lily got up, ate snacks and watched Animal Planet. Lily crashed Friday afternoon shortly before we arrived to join them for dinner. Last night I asked Lily if she had a good time spending the night with Grandmama and Granddad. She said, "Yes, but I woke up and cried. I wanted to come home." I told her it was ok and then I asked her if she'd like to to stay overnight again. I didn't get a response. Perhaps she needs some time to think it over.