at first i kept it hidden under hattie's bed. just so eliza didn't know we were creeping on her. then hattie discovered it one night, and when our end started beeping incessantly, i realized she unplugged it.
so i found a new spot, and eliza is aware that we can hear, but doesn't always remember.
like tonight...i got to hear story time with eliza.
as frustrating as they can be. as annoying as it is to remind them that it is time to sleep. moments like this just make you laugh.
i usually only turn it on when i go to bed, but i thought i heard hattiesaying "i stinky." so i flipped it on for a second, and caught this.
i missed a few parts, but she was talking faster than i could type, and i started late. i wish you could have heard the voices she used. and the way she drew out her words to make it sound spookier.
"jo bear, do you want to me to tell you a story? a spooky story?
once there was a mommy. a spooky mommy. she said "hello. i am a ghost."
i am leaving today. to beyond the never sea i shall go. see the whole world is waiting for me. and i will never come back again. but you shall all stay here. it's a long journey. you can come if you want.
i am going to need somebody to watch over the kids.
i want you to count on me.
jo bear, i trust you.
and i will never come back, unless you want to come with me. that is fine. would you like to? or not? because i will be gone many days.
:hear the winding of her hand powered flashlight:
how much days?
ok, i will come with you, we will come with you to have a sleepover.
no, i am going to travel the world. with sunshine and rain.
what is this? dinosaurs. meet the kind of dinosaurs. dinosaurs. dinosaurs. real!
i don't want to see dinosaurs.
will you come with me?
i see dinosaurs!
your mother sent you a message. send it back. i can see the world. draw on paper. if you ever forgiven me."