Friday, July 31, 2009

Role Reversal

Have any of you parents out there had a "WTF?!" moment with regards to your kids?

Mine occurred a few nights ago. I had told Silver I was going to sleep and bade her good night. I got myself and my puppehs situated in bed (an effort fraught with dangers, I'll have you know), and was reading an excellent book called "Band of Sisters", by Kirsten Holmstedt.

Next thing I remember is looking up into Silver's face as she's gently tugging the book out of my hands, while simultaneously reaching for the light switch to shut off my light.

She had wandered into the kitchen to get some water and noticed the light on in my room. Remembering that I had told her I was going to sleep, she popped into my room to find me literally faceplanted between the covers of my book.

Basically, my daughter was tucking me in! It was too cute. But the role reversal was a bit disconcerting to me, I have to admit!

Well, I hope I have many more decades ahead of me before she gets sick of changing my diapers and shoves me off into a craptastic, Obama-ized nursing home, I'd better enjoy these tender moments while I can! ;)


Dick said...

Thanks for putting a smile on my face.

Home on the Range said...

She's a good one. But so are you.

I still have that kind of relationship with my Dad. I'm 40 and holding and he stall calls to make sure I'm home safe when I've been out traveling or flying my airplane.

Buck said...

I've never had a moment like this... mayhap coz it's different with boys? That and the fact my kids flew the nest many, many moons ago.

But you have caused me to think... yet again... about life's end-game, which is closer than I'd like it to be. These thoughts seem to occur much more frequently these days. I wonder why? ;-)

Roismhaire said...

Aww...that's cute! You've a nice kid.

Christina RN LMT said...

You're very welcome, Dick! :)

Brigid, I guess we never stop worrying about our kids, and it's interesting to see the kid in question start worrying about me.

Buck, I don't know why you're pondering such things. It certainly couldn't be because of your AGE. You're still a spring chicken!

Thanks, Roismhaire...I have to agree with you! ;)

phlegmfatale said...

That's a really cute moment-- thanks for sharing!

Christina RN LMT said...

My pleasure, Phlegmmy! :D

Anonymous said...

yep had that moment, our daughter is nocturnal, has been since she was about six.

Many a night she comes and tucks us in. Then goes back to read her books.

Christina RN LMT said...

Noonie, that's adorable!

Anonymous said...

That is so nice of Rebe! She is such a kind person (sometimes) ;).

Christina RN LMT said...

You know, Tally...I've noticed that about her on occasion! ;)

memory_lucky12 said...


Why didn't she do that for me?


That's so cute!

Christina RN LMT said...

Chaos, because you and Tally always go to sleep AFTER her, and me for that matter! You need way less sleep than we do, always have.