Tonight you thought you’d try something a little different: being the adult. After we finished reading our story, what we normally would have done was you would lay down and I would sit next to you and sing frère Jacques with you picking out the parts of the bus to sing about, then I would kiss you good night and go downstairs to either read or clean up.
Instead, tonight after our story, you told me to lay down and that you would sit next to me to sing the song. In playing my new role, while you were singing i interrupted you by saying “no no no, the mamas on the bus”when you started singing about the wipers and you laughed, knowing full well that you normally call the shots like that. When we finished the song, you kissed me good night and walked out of the room asking me if I wanted the door open or closed (like I often do) and then walked downstairs. I knew my next play well. I let a few minutes go by and then got up, and hung out by the top of the stairs briefly, then walked downstairs where you were sitting on the couch reading a book (!!). I said “Benjamin…. I have to go pee pee… (And then seeing you reading, came up to you and asked) What are you doing?” You said you were reading a book and that it was time for me to go to bed and then took my hand and led me back to your room. You then proceeded to have me lay down, told me it was dark outside and that the stars were up and that I had to go to sleep. You then turned the grow clock to the stars setting to remind me and left the room, closing the gate before going back downstairs.
Oh Benjamin… You make me smile 🙂