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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Unbroken Marisa

 It was a perfectly beautiful day in Atlanta. The sun was shining. The breeze was mild. The park was uncrowded. Mom had only one child to entertain. Marisa enjoyed an entire day of doing whatever she wanted to do without having to share her time with anybody else. We played at the park. We played at the mall. We played in the driveway. We played in the sun room. We played hard all day long. Around 6:30 in the evening, it was clear that Marisa was broken. She had stood "all she could stand and she couldn't stands no more". She slipped away to the bed with a pacifier in her mouth and a blanket tucked securely under her arm. Her eyes were closed before her head hit the pillow.

Mom congratulated herself on successfully breaking Marisa and managing to keep Marisa awake long enough to be considered a reasonable bedtime. Mom - having been sick for a few days and thoroughly exhausted herself - promptly climbed into bed and fell asleep.

Somewhere in the night, Marisa found new batteries and installed them all by herself. Along about Midnight, she popped out of bed - bright eyed and ready to play. (sigh - and I thought I was going to get a decent night of sleep...)

So here we sit - at 2:00 AM - and Marisa is still not interested in sleeping. It occurred to me that this would be a good time to ask her a few questions. I have not yet done a "favorites" post for Marisa because of her age, but all day she has been telling me her favorite color, so it seems like a good time to do this. Besides, it isn't like we're sleeping or anything...

Color - red

Shirt - red

Shoes - red

Book - red

Song - red

Movie - red

Food - red

Drink - red

Toy - red

Pet - red

Place - red

Person - red

Bug - red

Flower - red

Cat - red

Then again... perhaps this wasn't such a good idea after all. 


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Everything red?Wow!! is one of my favorite color too.Thanks for writing this post in such an interesting manner.Marisa is giving you "sleepless" nights literally.Look forward to hearing from you soon again.