Okay, I just had to share this because it was too funny. Of course, maybe it's just me, but I thought it was funny and now I'm thrusting it upon you, Gentle Reader.
Ahem...For the last two weeks or so, Miss E has been praying at bedtime that Miss A won't wake her up. As parents, we usually roll our eyes at this because whenever they come downstairs after they have been tucked in, it's always because Miss A or Miss E has woken (or kept) the other up. But her prayers have been going like this: "Dear Heavenly Father. Thank thee for the day. Please help Miss A not to ever wake me up again." And then she closes. Well, we finally told Miss E that she needed to start praying about things she's thankful for, including Miss A.
So, yesterday, Super J comes home and is so tired he heads upstairs for a power nap. Of course the girls, who love their daddy beyond all things explainable, follow him up and so he's the one that told me the following:
Turns out that Miss E says to him, "Daddy, will you please tell Miss A to stop waking me up!!!!"
"What do you mean?"
"You need to tell her to stop waking me up at night! I'm going to go get her so you can tell her."
She gets Miss A.
Super J has Miss A lay down by him and asks, "Miss A, do you wake up Miss E during the night?"
Pause. Pause. "Sometimes."
"Why do you do that?"
"Because when I wake up, I'm bored and want someone to talk to."
This, Super J then tells me, is why the girls haven't been coming in as often during the middle of the night and waking *him* up. Miss A will wake up and start bugging Miss E with, "Miss E! Miss E! Are you awake???" over and over until Miss E wakes up.
This also explains why Miss E is getting so crabby in the afternoons and often falls asleep on the couch around 5pm (when she's not having an upset stomach, that is).
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, sisters. And ahhhhhhhhh, the parents who took probably a month to figure this out. lol.