Kate was having a particularly difficult time going to sleep tonight. Maybe she sensed that Len would be going out for sushi tonight with a friend, leaving only Mama to hold down the fort. Whatever it was, it was looking grim for Mama...and then this:
Kate: Did Mama eat supper?
Me: Not yet. I can't eat my supper until you go to sleep.
Kate: Mama needs to eat supper.
Me: Yes, I would love to eat supper. Maybe you could lay your head down and close your eyes. Then you could dream about all the wonderful things you did today.
Kate: Kate go to bed now. Lay down in crib with Bedtime Kitty.
Me: Ok, kiss and a hug.
I get a big kiss and a tight hug from Kate. Then I lay her down in her crib.
Me: I love you. Night night.
Kate: I love you Mama. Night night.