Last night I had Cordelia down for the night at around 8pm. Around 9 pm she woke up, ready to go. UGH! So Eric and I tried to set a super mellow mood in an attempt to keep her calm. For the record she was running around screaming gleefully.
Eventually Cordelia wandered over to the record player and pointed repeatedly. I asked her, "Do you want to listen to music?" She answered by jumping up and down as though she were dancing. Next she ran and grabbed her ladybug pillow pet (a gift from her grandparents). I was confused and she started whining, the kind of whine that comes from frustration. I knew she was trying to tell me something and was not quite able to.
"She wants you to turn on the music and dance while holding her and the ladybug," Eric said.
Apparently the two of them had started this ritual and I didn't notice their little thing. So I did as instructed and she settled in hugging her ladybug and listening to music. She zoned out and I thought "Hot Dog, she's going to fall asleep!" I was wrong.