One of the kiddos came and woke Jason up in the middle of the night. I heard him get up, and then I heard when he came to bed. I got to thinking about it the next day. My kids used to always wake me up when they needed something in the night. I kind of started to worry about it. Do they no longer see me as the mother who will take care of them? Have I been too tied up with the baby? I was happy for the extra sleep, but it was starting to bug me that my child woke Daddy up instead of me. Finally, I could stand it no longer. I found my child and asked, “Honey, last night when you came into our room, why did you wake up Daddy instead of me?”
“Because you don’t clean up pee,” was the answer I received that was delivered with a duh expression.
“That’s right. You’re so smart!” I responded laughing. My husband isn’t usually the one up at night with the kids, but he does all most always take care of those dirty jobs for me. My hero!