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Cara Mama - Routine Re-instated

Cara Mama,

Yesterday was a bit rough for me. It's hard having my routine so disrupted. I had a lot of fun, and I know I was pretty good, but it was hard. So today helped a lot. I appreciate you nursing me and letting me nap a bit extra this morning. I know I was whiny, and thanks for being understanding and holding me when I needed it.

I liked having my godfather and his wife over for lunch! That was fun. I hope you had fun at the movies*. I liked having the nanny here, because she is fun and I'm used to seeing her. I really needed that 2 hour nap too. Can you believe I slept for two hour? Going down to one nap a day really makes me want to sleep longer. Hopefully, tonight's routine will go well and I'll be able to get to sleep pretty easily!

Ti amo,
Pumpkin

*We saw the new Indiana Jones movie, which was pretty good in parts and super cheesy and a bit lame in others. Eh. But at least we went out to the movies!!

Comments

Tranny Head said…
I saw that Indy movie, too, when Sumo was with the nanny and my verdict was that it was cornier than the state of Indiana. Get it? BWAHAHAHA.

I suck.
Colleen said…
yeah for Punkin's 2-hour nap! yeah for movie date (even if the movie was so-so)!

hope she went down good tonight for bedtime. :)

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