Monday, October 10, 2005

Last Night

11:00. I finished the first batch of student papers (a third of the total) and went to bed.

12:00. I am awoken by bloodcurdling (though I admit, my blood didn't really curdle; would that give me cottage cheese blood if it did?) screams from the next room. The screams don't stop, so I go in and rock with S-Boogie to help her go back to sleep.

1:00. I'm not quite awoken by the sound of someone trying to turn a door-handle in the next room. In my not-quite-awake dream the noise comes from the bathroom, where a mysterious man is about to head over to the next room and kidnap my daughter. I'm not quite awake, though, so I can't do anything. My body does not respond to my command to jump up and attack this mysterious man. Instead I moan very loudly. The moaning wakes me up. I suspect the knob-rattling was S-Boogie but I don't hear it anymore so I go back to sleep.

3:00. I'm awoken by a small person standing next to my bed, saying, "Hi." I pick up S-Boogie, hold her in bed with me until I gather the energy to get up, then go back to her room and rock with her till she falls asleep.

7:00. I'm awoken by more doorknob-rattling. Then knocking coming from the inside of Boogie's door, and a little voice calling, "Come in!" (She usually performs both parts of a social transaction lately; i.e. "Thank you you're welcome.") It's time for me to get up anyway, but it's not time for Boogie to get up for another hour. Foxy stumbles into Boogie's room, tells her it's not time to get up yet, rocks with her, and puts her back in bed.

7 comments:

FoxyJ said...

And now I am left to wonder how someone can be so cheerful after being awake for half the night. Sorry I am such a sound sleeper, now I feel bad for letting you take care of everything all night. Sorry :)

Cricket said...

I was reading wondering how it was that Master Fob did all the waking but didn't mention FoxyJ, LOL. Now I know...

How come nights like that are never followed by a day full of naps?

Cricket said...

PS: FoxyJ, don't feel bad. He's taking the bullet for all the millions of men who are the deep sleepers and you are the super blessed wife who gets to sleep all night!!

Anonymous said...

You realize that stories where your baby gets up in the middle of the night, makes various rattling noises, and looms over your bed are going to give me nightmares later this week.

JB said...

Sorry you had such a rough night/morning!

Braden said...

Awww, the doubled social transactions are the cutest thing ever.

Freelancer said...

Wow, i'm impressed. i'm definitely the deep sleeper in our house. I did better with little freelancer #2 but with #1, I was a lost cause... Good for you man! We're not all deadbeats!