It is hard to go night-night when you are just little like me. There are lots of things in my head and they make me be awake. So Mama sits by me and knits a hat in the dark.
Maybe there are monsters, so Mama turns on the light in the potty and I can see that it is only my bear.
Maybe I am thirsty, so Mama gives me my water sippy.
Maybe my legs hurt, so Mama rubs my back.
Maybe I am sad because now I know that people sometimes go away. What if I am all alone? So Mama picks me up and sings to me and we rock in the chair.
Maybe I am excited because I can do lots of things now since I am almost big. So Mama pats my hair and runs her fingers on my eyebrows very soft so I can close my eyes and be excited in my head.
Maybe I am bored because it is night and no one will play with me. So Mama sits by me and knits a hat in the dark. I lay down and watch how Mama can make a hat and not look. I watch and my eyes get tired. My eyes want to go night-night, even when the rest of me wants to play. I close my eyes and listen to Mama go click, click, click. It sounds like my clock. It makes me sleepy.
Maybe I can go night-night now, because Mama sits by me and knits a hat in the dark.