A retelling of "Upstairs Downstairs" from "Owl At Home,"
with apologies to Arnold Lobel
(Details have been rearranged and omitted to protect the innocent.)
Once upon a summer day, Ivy got up really early. So did her parents. Amazingly, after two hours of pooping, playing, nursing, complaining, nursing, and playing while complaining, Ivy fell back asleep. Even more amazingly still, so did her parents.
Two hours after that, I awoke again with a start, clutching the edge of the bed since I was trying to make room for Ivy.