We're human … we make mistakes. That's my excuse.
Every night I do a bed time moment with each child… then afterwards I tuck each one into bed. You'd think after four children and … several… years I'd have learned by now to avoid certain mistakes.
"Daddy…" was the call sign for tonight's bed time tucking in. "Do you believe in faeries?" and "Why did Hook…" and "Peter Pan is like.." So finally after tucking in was fully done I lean forward, kiss her on the cheek and say:
"Baby, I love you very much, it's bed time…" Here's where the mistake comes in "talking time is done, one more word and I'll tickle you for ten whole seconds."
Those of you who have been parents for awhile… or even babysat once or twice will groan inside yourself. "no, really?!" and "Oh no!" you might say, knowing exactly what comes next.
That's right … I didn't even have to tickle her, she began as soon as I said it, and didn't stop until I kissed her forehead and walked out of the room shaking my head.
It's worth a smile though.