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conversations in bed

conversations in bed

April 23, 2007

Scene: In my bed in the early morning hours when I would have really liked to still be sound asleep. Rob and I are clinging to the very edges of the bed in the 6″ that is allotted to us. Miles, the two year old, and my daughter are sprawled comfortably in the middle of the bed.

Miles opens his eyes and sees his sister next to him. He is so happy to see her. Only half awake he begins to stroke her cheek.

Miles: HI! HI! Maw-nin! I Yah You! Maw-nin! You SLEEPIN? You SLEEPIN? Maw-nin! I Yah You.

On and on and on he goes. Never stopping. The entire time lovingly stroking her face. His eyes filled with such adoration.

4 yr old daughter, the object of his affections: Mini, I really wish you never came out of mommy’s tummy. You have been annoying me ever since you came out.

Oh the love.

Posted by Chris @ 8:43 am  

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  1. Nicki says:

    Ahhhh sibling love, brings a tear to the eye. I hope miles took it well. Such a sweet boy.

  2. Overwhelmed! says:

    Okay, I had a mouthful of juice when I read this, now it’s sprayed all over my keyboard!!!

    “Mini, I really wish you never came out of mommy‚Äôs tummy. You have been annoying me ever since you came out.”

    That is toooooo funny! Thanks for sharing.

    Now, I have to go clean up this sticky keyboard!

  3. jane says:


  4. Lilly says:

    I’ll bet he laughed at her comment. Such a happy sweet lovin’ boy.

  5. Darren McLikeshimself says:


  6. Woman with Kids says:

    LOL! That’s hysterical! Such love…

  7. CathyC says:

    Laughing here reading this while my daughter, who is in the other room, is annoying me. Still. I feel your daughter’s pain.

  8. peepnroosmom says:

    “Mini.” I just love that. How sweet.

  9. bgirl says:

    Just a taste of the wit and sarcasm inherited from Mommy. Keep it coming!

  10. Susan says:

    OH that is so funny.

  11. Jana says:


    That is too funny…and it brings back fond memories of when I used to drop my 6 year old daughter off at school and my 2 year old son would yell out the car window to her, “Goodbye beautiful girl”, and she would retort with, “Stop saying that, people will think you’re retarded”!!! Good times.

  12. Jaye says:

    Oh that’s hilarious! My 3 year old son locked my 14 month old daughter in the closet this weekend because she was “crying and messing with my trains.” I think if he knew the words he would have said the exact same thing your daughter did.

  13. Fold My Laundry Please says:

    Haha! That is too funny! Why is it kids have no trouble being brutally honest and adults feel like they have to “be nice” all the time?

  14. Jess says:

    Sibling love at its finest!!

  15. julie says:

    Thanks for the laugh. I can totally relate to this story.

  16. Heather says:

    Okay maybe it’s just because I am a dork and came from a huge family, but I think this is REALLY REALLY cute.

  17. Andrea from Germany says:

    Ok, I can say that your daughter and your son have the same relationship as one of my daughters with one of my sons.
    These two are 21 months apart, first comes daughter, then comes son.

    Son is in the kitchen coo-ing and awe-ing about “My Mom This” and “My Mom That” and “My Dad This” and “My Dad That”. Just proud as a pumpkin, he was. I was wandering around in the hallway.

    I walked into the kitchen to see this drop-dead-serious-look on his sister’s face as she said to him: “S., don’t you know yet? Your parents are dead! But don’t worry, you may live with us!”.

    They were three and two at the time.

    Now that is true sibling love!

  18. Christine says:

    Two weeks after adopting our youngest, we were heading out the door to visit her foster mom. My son asked where I was going. I said, “We’re going to go to Jeanette’s!” His face lit up with the biggest smile as he said, “You’re taking her back!!”

  19. The Wooden Porch says:

    Now that-there’s funny!

  20. Carola says:

    that was too funny!

  21. Rachel says:


    I think your daughter would fit in just right with the girls here - :)

    BG used to sing arias about how much she wished she were an only child.

  22. Heather says:

    Nothing beats the love between siblings. Poor Miles!

  23. Military Mommy says:

    She doesn’t know that she’s preparing him early for interactions with the female species later on. ;)

  24. nabbalicious says:

    Agh! They are SO CUTE!

  25. Joy H says:

    Maw-nin……I love it!

    And your daughter is a hoot :)

  26. Amy says:


    Oh the brilliance :-)


  27. cce says:

    We always seem to wake up with a child’s foot lodged in our backs or a . They drift in like stealth commandos claiming their space in our bed with nary a sound and then proceed to box out the adults entirely.You’re not alone.

  28. cce says:

    Sorry, forgot to close the tag above

  29. qtpies7 says:

    Oh my goodness! You should submit that to the Carnival of Kid Comedy at Life in a Shoe! Too funny!

  30. Nell says:

    Ah, astute child. As the oldest and only girl, I know just how she feels. sigh. Little brother adoration is not all it’s cracked up to be.

  31. Qalballah says:

    This conversation is almost word for word me and my DH…

  32. April says:

    Too cute!! I have a question though, I haven’t been a reader for very long but I noticed you mention Miles’ name but do you ever mention the names of all your other children? I’m just curious.

  33. ben says:

    My kids often call for us to re-visit the judge and have them “take the adoption back.” Or something like that.

    Same idea, modified for legalities, I suppose.