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Things happen when I don't even know it
I love standing outside of the girls' door after I tuck them into bed. Maya has this beautiful habit of singing about her day. Just now I heard bits and pieces:

"mommy came to my class /
yasmeen and patrica fighted but they did a problem circle /
nadia is bestest sister in the whole world"


When we put them in a room together for the first time, I had the urge to go in and tell Maya to be quiet so that Nadia would be able to fall asleep. I would tell Maya to be quiet and go to sleep. She said, "But, I can't! I fall asleep when I don't even know it." LOL! Maya is forever humming or singing something. I love it actually. And now, since it has been a year since the girls started to share a room, I'm sure that Nadia is used to the singing and probably even needs it to fall asleep.

I'm reminded of sammykate's daughter, Hallie. Last year, for Maya's 5th birthday, we had a slumber party and invited the girls from our MOMSClub playgroup. 5 5-year-olds. Everyone told us that we were nuts for doing it. But it was so much fun. Bedtime was a little hard...someone or the other was complaining about something. Makenzie once called us because she said that Hallie wasn't being quiet. Hallie protested a bit and said that she couldn't sleep. I asked her why and she said she couldn't sleep because Justice (her older sister) wasn't there to talk and sing while she fell asleep.

Now I know. And it makes me smile and feel better about...everything.

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From: gabbytheguy Date: March 21st, 2006 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Our Audrey's quite the one for singing herself to sleep too - usually it's just themes from TV shows, but recently we noticed she's started making up her own words for songs.

You're probably right that Nadia needs Maya's singing to get her to sleep now..hopefully that wont come back to bite you in later years!
sammykate From: sammykate Date: March 21st, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes...Hallie gets pegged as "the talker," but we all know where she gets it :) I remember when Justice was nearly 2 and hadn't uttered a sound in her entire life. Shane and I said, "If she ever talks, we'll be so overjoyed that we will never ask her to be quiet!" HaHa. Well, maybe not never.

Now they both write songs and stories all the time. It's just how they express themselves. In fact, as I am writing this, they are waking up in their bedroom -- singing!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: March 21st, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Hallie wasn't the only one talking that night, it was just that particular time. Everyone was complaining about everyone else. LOL
sammykate From: sammykate Date: March 22nd, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes, but Hallie complains particularly loudly :) She is, after all, MY daughter!

wendy_in_md From: wendy_in_md Date: March 22nd, 2006 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, you got me again. Maya's song made me tear up.

So sweet.
estivalfiend From: estivalfiend Date: March 22nd, 2006 05:41 am (UTC) (Link)
that is so sweet :)
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