Putting Mary to bed is pretty much like the kiss of death. It has good weeks and it has bad weeks, some weeks we flip a coin, this week we added a new player to the game, Henry.
Sunday night, they asked for a sleepover and we said no. It was a busy weekend and we didn't know how an actual sleepover would go. So, Charlie won that night and put Mary to bed. He laid with her at her request, "just two minutes, Daddy, just lay with me for two minutes." So, he did and then kissed her good night. Ten minutes later you hear her singing and then you hear her talking to Henry. Charlie goes up and puts back her in bed. A few minutes later, we hear her again. This time in the bathroom and then we hear Henry. Ten minutes later, Henry comes down and says, his show is over. We ask him, where Mary went. He said, "Oh, I put her to bed, don't worry, I took care of it." Charlie and I just sat there in amazement. She even slept thru the night, it was pretty amazing.
Tonight, Charlie is at the Yankees/Nats game and I had an event in the community. I come home and hear Mary singing in her room. Henry comes up and says, I put her to bed, again. I look at Gayle, and she confirms it. She said, "I put her to bed, but she came out and then Henry took over." He was so proud. When I went to take him to bed, he looked in on her to see if she was sleeping. She must have every stuffed animal around her. I asked him, if he did that and he said, "yes, mom they are protecting her." I mean, can a mom's heart break right there.
It's amazing how at times you would think they were going to kill each other but then you have moments like this, where they really do like each other. I love watching their relationship grow and I love that Henry is able to calm her and put her to bed. I guess we can stop flipping coins and just bring in our closer going forward.