The SO went to bed early yesterday. I went too but then realized that I wasn’t tired yet. I got up and took a bath and then laid down in Z’s room to read so the light didn’t bother the SO. Taking a bath was ok but being in a bed in another room unhinged poor Freckles.

She came and cuddled with me for a while. She just kept getting more and more squirmy. She started pacing from me to our bedroom and back. I told her to knock it off since she was going to wake up the SO. She’d settle for a while and then get her worried look again. Next thing I know she reappeared with Riley. He was giving me a stern look. I know he was mad since he considers that bedroom his and gets miffed when Z is there and he wasn’t about to have yet another interloper in his room.

I sat Freckles down and told her straight out. “Mommy and Daddy love each other very much. That is why Mommy is over here right now. This is not a sign of family dysfunction.”  She wasn’t buying it.

I finally got up and went back to our bed. Freckles watched me from the bedroom door. Once I was in the room, I apparently wasn’t getting back out past her. I got into bed and then she jumped up into her customary place between our feet. She let out a big sigh and fell asleep. All her people were where they belong.