I walk in to an extremely happy naked little girl. Now the bargain was that if she got dressed I would play Hi-Ho Cherri-o with her.
So of corse she got dressed.
Now I don't remember how to play, and of corse Gigi didn't know either, so we played the Gigi way. You start off with all the apples in the tree. Then Gigi has to count them to make sure that there's 10. She was really good till the third time when she counted 1 2 8 3 mumble mumble 10! lol Any time she spun a number that's how many you put in the bucket. Any time she landed on a bird she would say "tweet tweet" and any time she would land on a the dog she would bark. "Woof woof", but is kind of sounded more like foof foof. Oh and when she spun the tipped over barrel she would say "Uh oh." And it ended with "I WIN!" Because you know Gigi always wins lol.
We played about 3 rounds (changing colors each time). Then as it was her turn to be the red tree she started to put the blueberries in her red tree. Well she just thought this was the most absolutely hysterical hilarious thing she had ever done. Gigi has the greatest laugh I have ever heard. It rings like bells and it's just so light and innocent and beautiful. After doing this for 10 minutes the whole house was just filled with the joyful laugh of Gigi because she was putting the blueberries on the cherry tree.
Sadly it did have to come to an end because it was bed time... or so I thought. As I started reading "Platypus and His Lucky Day" she would start laughing any time I would read. The louder I read the louder she laughed. I stopped reading and just started turning the pages. She responds "Madi, why aren't you reading? You need to read the book." So again I started to read and again she started to laugh. I couldn't help it, I had to laugh too! Laughing kids are the best.
Now tonight did not go as smoothly. Kimball was already pretty fussy, poor guy didn't even finish his popcorn, and Joey was just sitting watching his movie. I decided to put Kimball down early because he was really fussy and starting to throw a fit. After I put him in his pj's he seemed to be okay, until he started throwing things at Joey. Joey being the big brother of corse what does he do... he throws his empty popcorn bowl at Kimball. The night was over. As I carried Kimball up to bed crying and listening to Joey cry because I turned off the movie I wondered if the night could get any worse. Joey also cried on the way up to bed continuing to repeat "But he threw it first!"
Sitting on the couch and listening to Kimball cry I felt like the worst person in the world. Yes Kimball throw it first, but Joey throw it back. Finally I convinced myself that I was alright in putting them to bed early.
Kimball's crying continued :'(
I took him some milk, hoping that it would calm him down and also because he began to cough.
Ah yes quiet at last... Until the banging started in Joey's room. As I open the door (which he was leaning against) I see that he was still crying a little and playing with an Old McDonald toy.
"Joey, it's time for bed."
"But I didn't get a hug and a kiss!" He says through tears (he repeats this like 4 times before I caught what he was saying).
"Your mommy gave you a hug and kiss before she left."
-- and here comes the best part ever!
"Yes, but I didn't get one from you."
Oh my goodness! I just wanted to pick him up and feed him ice cream! Was this his initial plan? Probably, but it was still the cutest and most awesomest thing I had ever heard!!! It made the whole night just that much better.
Laughing with Gigi and a hug and a kiss from Joey, man I can't wait to have kids!!! They are so full of joy. They remind you of the little things, maybe it's because they are little? It's okay to laugh and nothing and everything, and also to laugh at yourself for making silly mistakes (although after the 10th time I realized she was not colorblind, just silly). And a hug and a kiss before bed is the most important thing, no matter if it's from you mom, dad, or the babysitter (just not some crazy creepy guy that followed you home because of the stickers on the back of your car or truck [I completely agree Jen, those things were not well thought out]).