The Rest of the (Sad Arabella NYE) Story…
Arabella was so excited to stay up until midnight last night… she was hanging tough, too, for a long time. At about 11:15 pm she started to droop a little so I convinced her that she made it till midnight to get her to bed. She snuggled in her bed beautifully and was so very happy that she stayed up. So happy, in fact, that I felt serious guilt for telling her the little story (aka lie). I just couldn’t do it. I fessed up, and told her she could come with us to watch the “ball drop”. That event was the real beginning of the New Year. So out of bed she went, to the couch.
At 11:50 pm, she gave up. Sleep came fast and hard for her and despite my very best efforts, I could not wake her to watch that stupid ball drop. I knew that very moment, the morning would not go well. And I was right.
7:15 am… Arabella stumbles to my bed sleepily inquiring “When is the ball going to drop?” And let’s just say there has been no shortage of tears and whiney moments since then. It’s going to be a long, long day.