My daughter asked if I could babysit on Thursday. She was going one direction and my son in law another. My boy needed his Annie! So off I went. He and I rolled balls, went swinging, played with the train, he crawled, oooched, walked, sang and danced for an hour or so. I got a text that "dad's" plans got canceled and he was on the way home?? "Oh my" I thought as it is always a bit different when caring for him when one of them is home too. Dad arrived about the time I was feeding my boy. For some reason he wasn't too hungry and didn't eat a whole lot. Usually he eats you out of house and home...today he just wasn't into it. I pulled off his high chair tray and picked him up to clean him up. Dad (who I love DEARLY) took him from me and said "I'll give him a bath". I said "you'll give him a bath"? and he said yes. (Oh no I thought to myself). He swooped him off to the bathroom. Next thing I know he's reading to him, turning on his nightlight and white noise, putting him into bed, and closing the door. "Good law" I'm thinking, I said "I didn't get to tell him good night". I rushed in, picked him up, gave him a kiss and laid him back down. He was out like a light. I have to admit, while loving my snl, I was very disappointed I did not get to finish my love of bathing my boy and putting him in bed. Sometimes when he is really tired he lets my rock him a few minutes before putting him down. I love that, it's just the sweetest thing. It all works best when I am there alone with him. Oh well, I know there will be another opportunity...I am his Annie after all!
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