This is what happens when Lydia takes a nap in the afternoon

The girls are to the age now where they don’t take naps during the day. But occasionally they will. Lydia took a nap yesterday afternoon, a lengthy one that got her good and rested up. Which means that when she went to bed at night, she wasn’t tired. Instead of sleeping, she carefully placed each and every one of her stuffed animals and dolls into the grid of her bunk bed. When I went to check on the girls about an hour and a half after I put them down for bed, this is what I saw:

I stood at their door in shock for a few second, not really sure what to make of it. Then I just started laughing. It’s a bit horrible that she hung her dolls and animals upside down (especially the doll toward the front, with the red dress on – that’s the ‘Wendy’ doll that used to be mine!) but I couldn’t help but laugh, because it’s just funny. I don’t know what in the world she was thinking! After I got done laughing, I called Mike in so he could witness it, and he had the same reaction I did (“what the *&$%?!”) and then I just had to take pictures!

I turned on the bedroom light and used my flash and she didn’t budge! I guess her “work” had tired her out! Arlene was asleep on her top bunk, oblivious to it all.

See how they are all carefully tucked into the wire of the bunk bed?

I took all of them down because it just seemed like a hazard. This is the pile. That’s a lot of dolls and animals to hang from your bed!

I left that little plastic one still hanging up because I thought it was hilarious. It’s a little Strawberry Shortcake doll. Lydia had turned her head around so it was facing backward. Ooooookay.
This morning I told Lydia that she can’t hang her dolls from her bed, that it’s not nice and it might hurt them or it might hurt her. She said she wanted them to “be above her.” I really didn’t have a reply for that. Should I be worried? I don’t think so. I think the child just has an active imagination!

6 thoughts on “This is what happens when Lydia takes a nap in the afternoon

  1. Mickey Dee says:

    OH.MY.GOODNESS! I would imagine this was one of those parent moments where you just laugh your butt off and hope they don't see you.

    What a riot! Look at the carnage! That probably looked really cool from where she was laying.

    Your girls are a hoot!

  2. oh those poor baby dolls! that is HILARIOUS!!! i darn near had pop spray out my nose when i saw those photos! you have to wonder what the kids are thinking when they do something like this.

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