You know when your child says something really sweet or funny and people always tell you to write it down so you don't forget it?
Well, I'm doing just that.
The other day I was snuggling with Ann Catherine.
Me: I love you, Ann Catherine.
AC: I love you too, Mommy.
Me: I'm so glad God gave you to us.
AC: God made me, Mommy. But, I needed you so badly.
I just sat there with tears in my eyes. She needed me? She has no idea how badly we needed her. How badly we needed her to pull through in the NICU after we lost Melissa. We needed her so badly.
That was the sweet. Now here's the funny.
Last night at bedtime, we said our prayers with Ann Catherine. Chris left the room and Ann Catherine said:
AC: Mommy, can we sing that song about Jesus and the children who are red and yellow, black and white?
So we sing "Jesus Loves the Little Children."
AC: Mommy, can we sing another one?
Me: (Realizing she's trying to delay going to sleep) Sure, but just one more.
AC: Let's sing the hockey game song.
Me: The hockey game song? What are you talking about?
AC: You know, YMCA.
I thought I was going to bust out laughing. They sing "YMCA" at the Havoc games and AC and Lily like to do the motions. But I had no idea she even knew what it was called.
So, there I was, in her room at bedtime singing, "Young man, there's no need to feel down..." in a quite voice so I wouldn't wake up Lily next door.
Not exactly what you envision singing to your child at bedtime.
But then again, that's what I love about being a mom. Never a dull moment.
And sometimes, you can't dream this stuff up :)