Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bedtime Story

"Mommy," Riley said, "Tell me a bed time story..."

"Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Riley..." I began.

"Stop! Not that one."

"And she stayed up too late. There was just too much going on. So she stayed up and stayed up until the wee hours until she finally dropped off to sleep. And then it was time to get up. She dragged herself out of bed and got to school. She was too tired to play at recess so she just stared out of the window. When she got home and saw her Mommy, she said, 'I'm so tired I think I'll go to bed early tonight.' And that night she went to bed earlier than she ever had. And she had wonderful dreams. When morning came she popped out of bed, threw on her cloths and had the best day ever."

"Hmm," she said, sleepily. "I think I'll go to bed early tomorrow night."

"That sounds like a good idea."

"But for the next story, could you tell one with a little more action?"


  1. ha! I'm gonna start referring you to you as Mama Spin Doktor from now on. That's fucking brilliant. I luv the "just stared out the window" part.

  2. Thanks! I actually told her a second story that started with her looking out the window. Maybe I'll post that one too...

  3. Yeah mom, at least throw in a car chase next story!

  4. More explosions! Just not of anger or anything.