Since B has been sleeping in a big girl bed, we’ve started the nightly routine of laying in bed and chatting for a few minutes before bed time. Peter swears it’s the most information he gets out of her all day because she wants you to stay so she keeps talking. It’s so funny to hear what’s on her mind while snuggling.
Peter explained what college was to her a few weeks ago. Since then I’ve made a habit of grabbing her and screaming “don’t leave meee!!!” periodically. To which she always responds “I HAVE to go to college, Mommy!”. It cracks me up that we even have this conversation at three years old. These exchanges flowed into bed time the other night and this is the conversation we had:
“I love you big girl – sweet dreams.”
“Mommy, I think you’re being kind of funny about college.”
“Oh really? How so?”
“Well, I have to go to college. I just do.”
“But I will miss you!!!”
“I will miss you too. So why don’t you come with me?”
“Come to college with you?”
“Do I have to go to class or just be there with you?”
“Just be there with me.”
“Done and done. Mommy was a big fan of college the first time around so I think a second round would be splendid.”
“Good. So now you can stop being funny about it.”
Which completes my funny business about college. God help me if she goes somewhere that doesn’t have a decent bar….