Oh, Claire was in rare form last night. She woke up crying 4 times!
"I want Daddy!"
Daddy heard this, as the child has a voice a Wagnerian soprano would envy. He went in, I climbed back into bed and resumed sipping my champagne. Miles wasn't gone very long and once more the house was peaceful.
"You're up, Daddy" says Mama.
Miles leaves again, and again, comes back quickly.
"Well?" I asked.
"She just misses me." Daddy didn't look too flattered by this, for some reason.
Sobs, "Mom! There's a spider web!"
"No, sweetie. There's no spider web. It's just a dream. Go back to sleep."
Sniffle. "Ok, Mom."
"Claire! For crying out loud, what?!?" I loudly whisper.
"I forgot to give you a hug!"