Dawson has been obsessed with this one episode of Caillou where the little boy wakes up scared in the night, and his mommy and daddy let him get up and have a cocoa party to calm his fears in the middle of the night before going back to bed.
"Mom, maybe we could do that sometimes?..."
I have a vague recollection of being about Dawson's age when my parents let me wake up one night for a midnight snack of smiley face cookies.
We've been meaning to make this happen for the kids for a couple weeks now. I bought some E.L. Fudge cookies (a splurge to be sure!) at the grocery store and hid them away a couple weeks ago, and last night we finally weren't so exhausted at the end of the day that we summoned the energy to make the fantasy happen for our little dahlings...
Here's how it went:
1. Set the stage,
2. Obtain members of guest list,
3. Wake them,
4. Um... hello in there? You are at a PARTY! With CANDY! And COOKIES! And COCOA! At MIDNIGHT!!!!!!...
5. Try to process the disappointment of realizing... the beauties will not be woken. Not even for candy and cocoa.
Not even a little bit conscience. Anabelle sat up with a vacant look in her eyes for a brief second... resembling the one might have whilst sleepwalking off a cliff.
This morning, they had no recollection that any of this took place.
But I have the blog to prove that it did.