As so often happens when I am trying to get her to sleep, at naptime today she requested "You want Mommy snuggle you? Mommy snuggle in the bed? Piper scoot it over, Mommy snuggle in the bed." She scooted closer to the back of her crib-turned-daybed and I clambered onto the tiny mattress and curled myself around her. This is something I do most times when I'm putting her to sleep, and my husband finds it hilarious to see me scrunched into the tiny bed with her.
Today I was trying to get her to settle down, and I brought up a timely topic, hoping that if she got to talking she'd forget to keep herself awake by thrashing, kicking, and turning over and over in a pretty good imitation of the Human Washing Machine.
"What do you want to be for Halloween?" I asked, tucking her fuzzy purple blanket around her.
"I would like to be a bampire," she said.
"You want to be a vampire for Halloween?"
"Uhh...yes," she said. "I like to look at the Halloweens. I would like to be a bampire."
"A vampire, huh? You're sure that's the costume you want?"
"I want to be a lobster."
"You want to be a lobster and a vampire?"
"You want to be a lobster vampire?"
"I would like to go trick-or-treat."
"Okay, so you want to wear a lobster vampire costume to go trick-or-treating?"
"I would like to be a vampire."
"Just a vampire? Just the one thing? You want to dress up as a vampire for Halloween?"
"Yes. I would like dress up bampire."
"Okay, well, what would a vampire costume look like?"
"It looks like a snowman." She giggled. "Like a snowman." Then she started to talk about wanting to wear a witch's hat and go trick-or-treating.
So, if you'll excuse me, I have to go make a lobster-vampire-snowman costume with a witch's hat on top, so she can go trick-or-treating.