Not Ready

Llama llama red pajama
Read another story, mama!

Little blue truck
Now were stuck
Reading, reading, what the….

It’s time to sleep
Don’t make a peep!
No, we can’t play hide and seek

Read again?
Maisy and friends?
I just want this day to end

One more book
Then off the hook
Okay kiddo, look

Mama needs to go to sleep
Okay fine, I’ll sing.

Twinkle, Twinkle little star
What a tired kiddo you are

That’s not how it goes?
Maybe if I sing it slow?
No, no, no, no!

Singing’s done, off to bed
Lay your little head…
A hug instead?

Aw, you’re so sweet
A kiss, for me???
I love you too, sweet pea.

A tear in my eye
I hug you tight
Can’t believe one day you’ll say goodbye.

Is it okay if I never let go?
What do you mean, “No”?

You’re ready for bed?
Eyes feel like lead?

What if I’m not ready yet?

Shannon Lanzerotta