It took hours to get the Tinker to sleep tonight. Tried everything.
In the end I said - "want me to sing you a song?"
"ok" she said.
So I began "If you're happy and you know it, go to sleep. If you're happy and you know it go to sleep"
She interupted me. "Pine! Pine!"
She wanted me to sing the happy song in the voice of Mr Pontipine. It's 9pm I'm home alone with her and her bedtime is 7pm, two hours of trying to get her to sleep. If she wants me to sing in the high pitched squeak of the Pontipines then that's what I'll do. Anything for peace at bedtime!
Has anyone actually heard The Pontipines? They don't talk they just squeak "mee me meep me" it is really hard to maintain that while singing. I tell you, this is a tough gig. I tried to break up the monotonous mee meeping with a round of "all the fish are swimming in the water" but she interrupted me.
"No fish. Happy. Pine happy".
So for the last 20 minutes I squeaked out the happy song and eventually Tinker agreed that it was time for bed.
So now the weekend can begin! I hope everyone has a lovely long weekend and be sure to check back on Monday because I have a fun announcement to make!