On Friday Ivy didn’t want John to put her to bed, she wanted me to do it. John gave Ivy a very polite explanation of why he would be taking over the bedtime routine for the weekend. They counted the days of the week that John worked as he pointed out that I get to put the girls to bed four nights a week while John only gets three. They talked about the days of the week some more and concluded with the fact that John would be putting them to bed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday night John made the get ready for bed announcement and Ivy said “But I want Mom to put me to bed.” and John patiently talked through the whole thing with her again.
On Sunday night it happened again.
On Monday afternoon John said goodbye to the girls on the way out the door and Ivy burst out with, “BUT DAD, I want YOU to put me to bed tonight!”
I laughed harder.
Ivy wanted to know why.