So I came home from work today and the first people I saw were my parents. No big deal, but usually I see Gigi first. This made me think that something was wrong. Either Gigi had gotten in trouble or she was playing downstairs or something. After I put my stuff down and talked to my mom for a minute I went in search for her.
Me: Where's Gigi?
Mom: She's here.
Gigi pops up around the corner in her pajamas and cute little pig-tails.
Gigi: (looking up at me with big, brown, puppy-dog eyes) Papa made me sad.
Me: (laughing) He did?
Mom: (carrying a bunch of Gigi's clothes to the washer) Pick up your stuff and bring them to me, Gigi, or I'll make you sad too.
Gigi: I don't make you sad, Mama, I make you happy. (After the fact I realized this didn't quite make sense but it was awesome when she said it.)
Me: (reading a book)
Gigi: Want to hide in this blanket with me?
Me: (shaking my head while reading)
Gigi: There's enough room in here for you.
Me: (shaking my head)
Gigi: See. I hide here and you hide there (spreading the blanket for me which is clearly not big enough for the two of us).
Me: I'm reading.
And just a few minutes later she's off the blanket thing and onto something else:
Gigi: Want to go to my bedroom? (This is something she always asks and something I hope she doesn't ever ask a boy in any time in the future.)
Me: (closed my book, having given up on reading with Gigi around) Not really. What's in your bedroom?
Gigi: (thinking about it seriously) Mmmmm...some clothes, toys, and beds.
Me: There's beds in your bedroom.
Gigi: Just my bed. Your bed is downstairs.
Me: Oh. I had no idea. (I should probably cool the smart alecky business with the two year old but I can't help it.)
That was a glimpse into my night with Gigi. Good times for all! She went to bed really nicely tonight which means she's been trained well. Some nights aren't as easy.
Jake Taylor graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional writing. He is the author of The Tales of the Unluckiest Lucky Girl series. He is also an avid reader, traveler, movie-watcher, and music lover. He currently serves in the US Navy and is stationed in San Diego, CA.