The Silent Assassin

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dear Olive,
I found her this way - poor baby Vivi, face down, asleep in her glass of water. Although I'm not really sure why she's so tired. She doesn't have the silent assassin waking her up every night.
You see lately, every night, sometime between midnight and five, Shane and I get a little visitor in our bed. Pad-pad-pad go the light but determined footsteps down the hall. Through the dark, we sense you by the bed, and without saying anything, you pull yourself up and climb into the middle. And that's where you stay until morning. And in spite of the kidney kicks. And the hair pulls. And the fact that I barely get back to sleep. It's really cute. We have a silent assassin, and it's really, really cute.

17 comments:

Jodi said...

we have a not so silent assassin who is almost-five. He comes in on really cold nights. Four in the bed - and a sore, sore back! x

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

That's sweet! Despite the little sleep that an extra little one in the bed creates, I do love it too. Lately it's been two little people joining us in bed - a tight fit! x

Shelley said...

I used to have a litte silent assassin too. Some nights I wouldn't even hear her. I'd wake up and there she was. So cute xx

Veronica said...

we have one too...though she is not always so silent. still loving her warm milk and making loud demands at 5am for it. the things we do :) wouldn't have it any other way though. xo

Joanna said...

Cute.

one claire day said...

so cute! I think I did this up until about age 9! Every night!

My poor oldies.
x

raisedbywolffs said...

Very cute, I'm pretty sure this is what Eve will do if I ever get her into her own bed!

Lila

Andrea @ little buckles said...

Love the photo! Was woken up this morning ( most mornings) at 5am. Luckily Sam has a double bed which I crawl into :) x

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

Yup we have one too. Every. Single. Night. Though ours is not quite so silent about it. xx I think it's the cutest too!

Katrina (capturing moments) said...

Ha ha, I love that photo...and the story that goes with it. Cuddles in bed are great. Xx

Nell said...

Too cute!! I did this until I was 4. Every night. Luckily for my mum, it was just her in the bed so no squashing! X

Kate said...

I love this! Haha that photo of poor baby Vivi.... goodness! What an awesome moment to capture ;)

jody said...

That is very sweet, love the photo! x

Col @ Hello Olive said...

My nearly 3 year has been doing the same thing lately! I can't work out if it's because he is too hot or too cold but it's lovely to get some midnight cuddles. The kicking and bed hogging are not as nice though! x

handmade romance said...

oh silent assassin - so so cute x

Lizeylou said...

A silent assassin - and a patient mumma and pappa!
I get so grumpy when my kids get in with me (unless its after 5am then I don't really care too much)
Our assassin steals my pillow, breathes in my face, gets grumpy if I roll over .... no where near as cute and polite as assassin!

Zane Wooder said...

This reminds me of the bird like toy that hits the water over and over again with it's peak.

zane

 

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