The Four Year Old's Bedtime Lament
I cannot go to sleep tonight
The sun is still up in the sky
My sister had more pie than I
My fingernail is scratchy.
I have to pee.
I have to sneeze.
May I have a cup of water please?
I need a bandaid on my knee!
I heard a doggy barking!
I don't care that I didn't nap,
Or screamed when I took off my hat
I've yawned for an hour and a half
But I PROMISE I'm not sleepy!
Another song? Another book?
One with pictures! Let me look!
Not THAT one, the one that I took
and left at Grandma's house!
I hit my head! I hit my butt!
Look! My thumb has got a cut!
The door made a sound when it shut!
Don't leave the room! Don't leave me!
I see a bug!
I see the sky!
I have an eyelash in my eye!
If you don't sit right there I'll cry!
Just look at me- I'm weepy!
Don't lean on that,
Don't sing THAT song!
You're doing all the voices wrong!
My parts are short! Now make them long!
I don't want you to be angry.
Just one more hug,
one more big kiss.
Here on my nose- that time you missed.
Teddy goes right here, like this,
Goodnight, sleepy mommy.
I'll hum a song,
I'll whisper, "hush,"
I won't open my eyes up, much.
My teddy bear I'll gently touch
and nestle in my pillow.
The sun is gone,
the fan blades whirr
Here in my bed I gently purr
With little hands and growing feet
At last, your three year old's asleep.
Originally published at http://becomingsupermommy.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-four-year-olds-bedtime-lament.html