Midnight Conversation

Katiana wakes up crying at 11:30 pm:

I go in to her and she's sitting in her crib crossways looking so very, very sad.

'There's something wrong with my foot.'

me - 'What's wrong?'

'It has an ankle on it.'

me - 'Does it hurt?'


me - 'Can you show me where?'

(She touches her ankle, but upon examination I find nothing.)

me - 'Oh. Do you need a cuddle?'


(cuddle time)

'Mommy, my foot has an ankle on it. Can you see it?'

me - 'Do you want me to kiss it better?'


(I kiss the little soft, otherwise unmarked ankle.)

me - 'Is it all better now?'


(A little more cuddling then off to sleep she goes.)


  1. i love midnight conversations. they are always so precious.


  2. Isn't that the truth? It's kind of a picture of parenting as a whole. Some of my favorite moments with my kids have come at the most ... um ... inconvenient moments.

  3. Cuteness!

    So true - those moments that come when we least expect/want them are the ones that stick with us and we always smile back on :)

  4. Those are growing pains.You should have given her tylenol.

  5. Anonymous - Thank you for the kind advice. :) I remember my own growing pains when I was a kid and they're definitely no picnic.

    I do tend to err on the side of caution when giving medication. If she had continued to wake up complaining of the same pain, we would have considered it.

    However, in this case, cuddles, kisses and some massage from Mommy were apparently all she needed to go off to blissful slumber.


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