From the backseat today, I hear Nora getting ready to break something to me:
"You know, Mommy?"
"I've decided to be nocturnal."
"Oh, yeah? When do you plan to start?"
"When is it night time again?"
"Oh, about 7 hours or so."
"Okay. That's when."
Around 9:00 tonight, she decided to look around the house, something nocturnal creatures do. I wanted to tell her that nocturnal creatures also grade papers, write blogs, eat ice cream and listen to loud music on their headphones, but I didn't want her to get any ideas.
Around 9:30 she asked if it was almost daytime yet, so she could go ahead and get some rest. "Not yet. Have you developed your night-vision yet?" "No, I will just need to wear contacts."
She made it to 10:42 tonight. Not too shabby for a bat, the nocturnal creature of her choice. Around 10:30 she said, "You know, maybe I could just be a bunny."
And that's the last thing I heard from her.