The Bedtime Chronicles

The Bedtime Chronicles

The Sleepy Ha-Has

Its 10:00 P.M. and you think you’re ready to go to bed. You’ve been tired all day and couldn’t wait to get into your bed to finally go to sleep. Then something comes over you and you’re suddenly wide-awake. You can’t fall asleep and everything that happens is so funny. You have the “sleepy ha-ha's”. This has been me recently and my roommate is the victim of my giggles.

Most people rely on others to make them laugh. Not me. I make myself laugh more than anyone else ever has. It’s mainly when other people partake in the shenanigans I tell them to do. I’m not too sure why, but when they do it I get that silent, open-mouth, cannot breathe kind of laugh. Last Tuesday, I decided to tell my roommate a sentence and continuously mumble one word. The sentence was, “If you had to pick your favorite twin, who would it be?” The word I kept mumbling was “twin”. We weren’t talking about twins, or even thinking about twins. The sentence just came to my mind and BAM rolled with it. Then, I decided to talk to my housemates in the room next to me try to guess what I was saying. After yelling through the wall for ten minutes straight, the one girl came into my room to hear it better. After one try, she guessed it. It made my roommate look pretty bad. Anyway, moral of the story is if you listen closely, pronunciation won’t matter. (She’s a speech major, she should have understood).

On another recent night, I wanted to sing her to sleep so of course I had to whip out the bedtime lullabies. I started my performance with a classic choice of, "Rock a By Baby". Bringing my vocals to a new level put her in a light sleep. You could see her dozing off since I’ve been compared to having the voice of an angel. I closed my two-song performance up with a rap version of Mary Had a Little Lamb. That song, although having a fast and up-beat tempo, put her right to sleep. So to wrap up the night, I kissed her forehead goodnight.

The Bedtime Chronicles continue as each night goes on. We’ll have to see what this week entails, but hopefully some more good times. Also, side note, my roommate often snores with the occasional “hey, what’s up?” in her sleep. She told me to whack her with my pillow when it wakes me up, but she doesn’t even feel it so there’s really no point. Rough, I know. Hopefully, she’ll learn and stop snoring so I can get my beauty sleep and wake up the model that I am.

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


the loving granddaughters

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