I needed to take a nap.
I don’t always need to take a nap, but there was no denying that I needed one.
The boys were snug in their beds with visions of nuks (for Dash) and of strained peas (for JackJack) dancing in their heads. Wordgirl was at one of the 3 birthday parties she was invited to that day. Later on Princess Pea was going to be going to a kids orchestra event with one of her good friends and was going to miss family movie night.
So I had an epiphany.
Since she was going to miss family movie night.
And since I needed a nap.
Why not put in a movie for her to watch while I slept?
What a great idea, you say?
I must admit:
We had a movie from the library.
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Grreat movie. It’s especially meaningful to Chris’s mom (and dad? it might have been their first date movie or something).
So I started the movie for her, and as soon as I saw that it was working, I went to bed. I fell asleep immediately. Hard.
Just over an hour later, I woke up to a little girl in my room, SOBBING.
She was sobbing and sobbing as I was awoken from the deepest sleep ever. So to the poor little girl, I wasn’t much good. She wandered around my room whimpering as I stared at her. Finally, after not getting any help from me, she left. I just continued to stare after her. When she had been gone for a couple of minutes, I was able to shake my head to clear it, get out of bed, and go in search for her.
When I found her, the wandering was still continuing but in the basement. As she cuddled with me, she said, “The animals, Mom! The animals! On the farm. They can’t do that to the animals! They were going to DIE and be made into bacon!”
While I was in sweet slumber, my Princess Pea was staring in horror at the realities of life.
That one day we are going to die and be made into bacon!