15 December 2007


As a quick addendum to the previous post:

Sometimes Olivia will wake up in the middle of the night, too hot, and request that various items of clothing be removed from her person, such as a shirt or socks, and occasionally we will wake to the tune of "take dipuh off, pease."

However, the appearance of a new pair of shoes changed all that. Last night, after a long day, Miss Olivia was getting ready to go to sleep. As I was trying to take off her play clothes and put of her pajamas, I hear the request "mo shoe pease." This was repeated as I moved closer to the shoes, and while trying to take off her pants and still honor her "more shoes" wish, this request reached a rather loud note, so that, even when the jeans were successfully removed from her legs, and her feet appeared triumphantly with shoes still attached, she needed a minute to calm down. How dare her mama try to take off her shoes?

Even in the middle of the night, when everyone was deep in slumber, even the sneakiest shoe remover would be warned, at the slightest velcro pop, with a sleepy "mo shoes."

I've learned my lesson. Don't mess with the shoes.

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